NCSS Addresses LGBTQ+ Issues in Social Education

The October 2017 issue of Social Education, published by the National Council for the Social Studies and guest edited Gloria T. Alter, highlights “LGBTQ+ Issues in Social Education.”  A human rights perspective underlies the articles, which help teachers to engage in LGBTQ+ curriculum inclusion, incorporate media and children’s literature, meet LGBTQ+ student needs, prevent and respond to bullying, and address legal issues.  The issue specifically cites the NCSS Human Rights Education Position Statement and uses human rights to contextualize the topic and notes that NCSS also recently passed a resolution to support the integration of LGBTQ+ content and issues in the social studies curriculum. Both the position statement and resolution are strong arguments for inclusion in social education.

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