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Preparing Educators to Mitigate Microaggressions Faced by Students of LGBT Families Via Online Professional Development.
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, Liberty University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Professional Development is paramount in preparing teachers to work with an everchanging community of students. Data shows increasing numbers of parents that identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered (LGBT). Despite the efforts that have been made politically and socially to move towards tolerance, many schools are not adequately prepared to recognize microaggression that students of LGBT parents face. Unchecked, microaggression can lead to long-term negative consequences for students with LGBT parents including higher rates of truancy, drop-out, and lowered academic performance. This paper proposes an online professional development program that would assist educators and administrators in not only recognizing microaggression in the classroom, but skills to correct microaggressive behavior, application of LGBT families/themes into curriculum, and ways to create positive and meaningful relationships with both students and LGBT parents.

Citation

Craig, L. (2019). Preparing Educators to Mitigate Microaggressions Faced by Students of LGBT Families Via Online Professional Development. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 814-819). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 12, 2019 from .

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