Deadline: 15 March 2011
Open to: teachers, academics and activists
Venue: 5 – 7 May 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fee: no fee
The Peace Institute (Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Ljubljana) and GLBT non‐governmental organization Legebitra (Ljubljana) in cooperation with the Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest) will hold an international seminar Homophobia in schools in Eastern Europe.
The main aim of the seminar is to address how homosexuality is dealt with in (primary and secondary) schools in Eastern Europe, what is the situation of GLBT pupils/students in these schools and how GLBT teachers are treated at their workplace in schools.
The topics to be addressed in the papers and presented at the seminar are (but are not limited to):
- The position of GLBT pupils/students in schools in Eastern Europe
- How do GLBT pupils/students deal with potentially homophobic school environments
- What do teachers and text books say about homosexuality
- What are the educational goals and standards of the primary and secondary‐school syllabuses
- How do schools in Eastern Europe react to homophobic violence
- What is the position of GLBT teachers in Eastern Europe
- How the topic of homosexuality can be approached in these contexts, and what didactic materials, resources, and teaching aids exist to promote discussions about homosexuality at schools
The seminar language is English.
How to Apply
The abstracts (max. 1.800 characters) and CVs should be sent to [email protected]‐institut.si
Deadline for abstracts: March 15, 2011.