Since I have been part of the multicultural and gay communities, students would benefit from understanding and respecting the various kinds of diversity that is present in the world. One instance is to learn about the contributions of gay/lesbian people within the various works of literature and other aspects such as drama or theater. Another instance is to learn about the issue within the context of society such as stereotypes, definitions, terms, and etc. This would allow those students who are gay/lesbian themselves feel some sense of pride or acceptance and those students who are straight feel a sense of understanding and respect for differences since the issue is becoming more and more common within our classrooms.
Department, Program, or Center
Master of Science of Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NTID)
Haddix, Michael, "Sexual orientation issues in English literature curriculum" (2005). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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