Alleviating Teachers' Fears, Concerns, and Obstacles when Implementing LGBT Themes in Elementary Classrooms: Personal Anecdotes

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Multicultural programs in schools have done well in implementing a varied amount of themes and cultures that represent our pluralistic society. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about LGBT themes in schools. Some teachers fear the ramifications of having a more inclusive curriculum with LGBT themes, especially in the elementary classroom. The present article will provide information, strategies, and techniques that may help in mitigating teacher fears when one decides to implement LGBT themes and literature in the elementary classroom.

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The Journal for Understanding and Dismantling Privilege
The Journal for Understanding and Dismantling Privilege
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Monday, February 2, 2015
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ONLINE ISSN: 2152-1875
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ONLINE ISSN: 2152-1875
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