Discrimination against same sex attracted youth: the role of the school counsellor

Hohnke, Mark and O'Brien, Patrick (2008) Discrimination against same sex attracted youth: the role of the school counsellor. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 18 (1). pp. 67-75. ISSN 1037-2911

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Beginning with a discussion of current legislation in Australia around inclusion, this paper highlights recent research into the school experience of Same Sex Attracted Youth (SSAY), including the issues faced by students,and the negative outcomes of such experiences. The school experiences of SSAY youth is positioned within a social justice framework. The critical role that school counsellors can play in determining school culture is examined. The role of a school counsellor as part of a pastoral care team within school management is also highlighted. Factors that may influence a more supportive and inclusive school culture are discussed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2008 23:41
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 12:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: inclusion; discrimination; social justice; homophobia; school psychologist; school counsellors; guidance officers
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940113 Gender and Sexualities
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1375/ajgc.18.1.67
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4312

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