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How Can Faculty include Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues and Concerns into the Curriculum?
This page contains links to several periodical articles (complete text), excerpts from articles, and abstracts of periodical articles. This reference material is posted here for the express purpose of exposing WIU faculty and staff to new and different ideas and literary works related to gay and lesbian issues in the higher education curriculum. The UCOSOGIE welcomes your feedback.
Most of these articles pertain to college-level environments, but a few speak to secondary school educators. We have included these resources because we believe their fundamental ideas can be easily translated to a college setting.
Some of these articles seemingly speak to a narrow audience (Social Work, Literature, Journalism) but are actually interdisciplinary in nature. We encourage you to review all literary works and consider how you might incorporate discipline-specific ideas into your field of study.
Please note that references are cited in text but bibliographies/reference lists are not included. If interested in a particular citation, we encourage you to seek out the work in the WIU library.
- Barnard, I. (1993). Anti-homophobic pedagogy: Some suggestions for teachers. Feminist Teacher, 7, 3, 50-52.
- Newman, B. S. (1989). Including curriculum content on lesbian and gay issues. Journal of Social Work Education ,25, 3, 202-209.
- Wells, J. W. (1989). Teaching about gay lesbian sexual and affectional orientation using explicit films to reduce homophobia. Journal of Humanistic Education and Development,
- Otto, W. (1995). The Gay Nineties: Views & Reviews. Journal of Reading, 38, 6, 492-95.
- Phifer, N. (1994). Homophobia: The Theme of the Novel, "Jack." ALAN Review, 21, 2, 10-11.
- Hoffman, M. (1993). Teaching "Torch Song": Gay Literature in the Classroom . English Journal, 82, 5, 55-58.
- Anderson, J. D. (1994). School Climate for Gay and Lesbian Students and Staff Members . Phi Delta Kappan, 76, 2, 151-54.
- Chesler, M. A., & Zuniga, X. (1991). Dealing with Prejudice and Conflict in the Classroom: The Pink Triangle Exercise. Teaching Sociology, 19, 2, 173-81.