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Daniels, Joseph; Struthers, Helen; Maleke, Kabelo; Catabay, Christina; Lane, Tim; McIntyre, James; Coates, Tom – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Low educational attainment, often a lack of a high school diploma or matriculation degree, has been linked to negative health outcomes and lower quality of life for sexual and gender minorities globally. However, optimism and resiliency have been demonstrated to provide buffering effects on school dropout. We conducted a study in a South African…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Student Experience, LGBTQ People, Foreign Countries
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Francis, Dennis A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
Post-apartheid, there has been an increase in research on issues of gender and sexuality diversity in South African schools. To build upon and advance gender and sexuality diversity studies, I conducted a review of the literature that addresses how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth experience schooling and how schools, if at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Sexual Orientation
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Reygan, Finn – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
The limited research indicates that homophobia is widespread in South African schools and that schools are ill-prepared to challenge homophobic bullying. In this context, using Kumashiro's antioppressive educational framework, the author outlines the process of developing an antihomophobic educational resource for use in South African schools, its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Safety, Bullying, Homosexuality
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Francis, Dennis; Msibi, Thabo – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2011
This article, a critical review of a module on heterosexism and homophobia, sets out the challenges to be overcome if the oppressive conditions for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students and teachers in South Africa are to be changed. It draws on evidence from student assignments, records of participatory discussions and the notes of the authors, who…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality
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Richardson, Eric M. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2008
The author explains how the film "Get Real" enabled him to explore, with a group of South African student teachers, the complex ways in which queer adolescents negotiate their daily lives, the struggles they have with "coming out" to their friends and families, the problems with representation, and the connections between…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Racial Segregation, Nonprint Media, Homosexuality