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Homophobic BullyingResearch and Theoretical Perspectives$
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Ian Rivers

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195160536

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160536.001.0001

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Practical Issues for Parents and Teachers

Practical Issues for Parents and Teachers

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(p.117) 6 Practical Issues for Parents and Teachers
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Homophobic Bullying
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Rivers Ian

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160536.003.0006

Chapter 6 presents data from qualitative studies conducted with parents of lesbians, gay men and bisexual men and women who have been bullied or harassed at school. Some of the legal cases and human interest stories that have brought homophobic bullying and harassment to the attention of the courts are reviewed. In addition, resources written or edited on behalf of the U.K.'s Health Development Agency (HDA; now the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) on tackling homophobic bullying are illustrated. The aim of this chapter are to provide an overview of the lived experiences of parents whose children have been victims homophobia at school, and to provide guidance to educators and administrators in schools on how to address the issue of homophobia and homophobic bullying in particular.

Keywords:   parents, homophobia, case studies, faith, belief, risks, legal cases, responsibilities, activities, lesson plans

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