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Ullman, Jacqueline; Ferfolja, Tania – Teaching Education, 2015
National research illustrates the high degree of discrimination that prevails against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students resulting in diminished educational outcomes, both academic and social. This phenomenon is influenced by the prevalence of whole-school silences around LGBTQ topics in many Australian schools. This…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Educational Environment
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Ferfolja, Tania – Teaching Education, 2009
In a world increasingly globalised, it is crucial that preservice teachers are equipped with a range of pedagogical knowledges, understandings and practices related to diversity and difference. This paper reports on the implementation and learning outcomes of a teacher preparation initiative in an Australian university called Refugee Action…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, Foreign Countries, Refugees
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Ferfolja, Tania; Robinson, Kerry H. – Teaching Education, 2004
This paper reports on findings from research currently in progress that examines anti- homophobia education in teacher education courses across New South Wales, Australia. Focusing on one aspect of the broader study, the discussion explores why teacher educators generally considered the incorporation of anti-homophobia perspectives as important to…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Teacher Attitudes