TITLE

Creating Safe Just Places to Learn for Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents: The NAEYC Code of Ethics in Action

AUTHOR(S)
Clay, James W.
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
YC: Young Children;Nov2004, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses strategies in supporting lesbians and gays in their roles as parents. The author of the article helpfully presents the perspectives of both parents and teachers and applies specific core values, ideals, and principles that demonstrate how this program applies the Code. Lesbian and gay parents want their children to have teachers with experience working with gay- and lesbian-headed households. To gain a greater understanding of teachers' perspectives, the author interviewed two teachers at the school who had been very involved in developing curriculum around family diversity. These teachers also had provided staff development at preschools in the metropolitan area on working with lesbian and gay parents. He asked them questions about building bridges and their successes and questions in working with lesbian/gay parents. The author found that educators' thoughtful and well-informed approach admirable. It demonstrates their adherence to the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code in upholding their ethical responsibilities to families.
ACCESSION #
17823440

 

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