Dignity for All by Peter M. DeWitt
Safeguarding LGBT Students

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Synopsis

All students deserve a safe, respectful school environment

Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgendered are susceptible to dropping out of school. This book provides professional development ideas and real-life vignettes that will help educational leaders foster a more caring school culture not only for LGBT students, but for all students. Peter DeWitt provides specific strategies for school leaders that include:

Implementing a student code of conduct and school board policies to safeguard students Helping staff members recognize and respond to overt and covert LGBT issues Ways to include appropriate LGBT topics in the curriculum Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) in middle and high school settings
 

About Peter M. DeWitt

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Peter DeWitt, Ed.D., has been a principal in upstate New York sine 2006. Prior to being a principal, he taught elementary school in several city schools for 11 years. In addition, Peter is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at the College of Saint Rose and has presented at state and national conferences around the United States. Since July 2011, Peter has been writing a blog titled "Finding Common Ground", which is published by "Education Week". He is a freelance writer for "Vanguard" magazine (School Administrators Association of New York State) and the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). His articles have appeared in education journals at the state, national, and international levels.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by Corwin. 137 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Law & Philosophy, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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