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New study measures impact of religious affiliation on LGBTQ-inclusive education practices

May 15, 2018 — 

Dr. Donn Short, Professor at Robson Hall, Faculty of LawDr. Donn Short has co-authored with Tracy Peter and Catherine Taylor, “Religious Belief and the Queer Classroom: Measuring the Impact of Religious Affiliation on LGBTQ-Inclusive Education Practices” published this week in the Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy (CJEAP).

Results of this study show that religious affiliation does have a significant impact on the likelihood that educators will (or will not) practice LGBTQ-inclusive education. Recommendations are suggested in terms of intervention, inclusive teaching practices, visibility and leadership. The full article is available to read on the  CJEAP website.

Dr. Short is a Professor at Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of Don’t Be So Gay: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe, and Am I Safe Here? LGBTQ Teens and Bullying in Schools, both published by UBC Press. Last December, he was awarded the inaugural Aaron Berg Award given to a person involved in the legal profession who has contributed significantly to the advancement of human rights in Manitoba.

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