High school confidential: lesbian students speak of public high school experiences in Nova Scotia
LE3 .A278 2000
Master of Education
This thesis explores the public high school experiences of three self-identified lesbians in Nova Scotia. A series of in depth interviews were conducted to gain an understanding of school experiences of participants, and to gain an understanding of the organizational factors present in Nova Scotian public high schools that affect lesbian students' experiences within the system. Participants spoke to social and curricular experiences within school communities, and to experiences with family and friends. Their voices are presented and explored as an investigation of their experiences within the public system. The conclusion of this thesis offers suggestions for schools that wish to make their communities inclusive of all students.
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