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This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the topic of safeguarding sexually diverse students. The author explains why this group of students has been marginalized, the need for safeguards, and whyAthis group is at high risk of dropping out of school. This text also describes the history behind the stereotypes of the GLBT community and how harmful they can be for this student population. Included is practical information that administrators and staff can use in their daily practice, such as how to: Implement curriculum and offer professional development ideas to administrators to help staff feel more empowered to help GLBT students establish student codes of conduct and school board policies follow through on those policies.
Peter DeWitt, EdD, has been a principal in upstate New York since 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. In addition, 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.
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