In adolescent environments there are frequent occurrences of aggressive verbal and physical behaviour regarding homosexuality. In these situations young boys are motivated by a series of complex contributory factors such as difficulty in finding significant adults who are prepared to discuss sexuality; the growth and role of gender; group dynamics – how the perception that power over others is something that guarantees success and immediate social integration; the cultural and social dimension such as the legitimisation of hostility in institutional discourse. Homophobia in educational contexts can create a series of negative consequences not only for the victims, but also for the perpetrators who represent a challenge for teachers and educators. Various forms and examples of homophobia found in social discourse and adolescent behaviour are illustrated here and possible strategies for intervention are outlined along with proposals aimed at promoting respect for human diversity and mitigating contempt and dehumanisation.

Omofobia ed eterosessismo nei contesti educativi. Le forme, le specificità e le strategie di intervento.

PRATI, GABRIELE;PIETRANTONI, LUCA;SACCINTO, ELISA
2011

Abstract

In adolescent environments there are frequent occurrences of aggressive verbal and physical behaviour regarding homosexuality. In these situations young boys are motivated by a series of complex contributory factors such as difficulty in finding significant adults who are prepared to discuss sexuality; the growth and role of gender; group dynamics – how the perception that power over others is something that guarantees success and immediate social integration; the cultural and social dimension such as the legitimisation of hostility in institutional discourse. Homophobia in educational contexts can create a series of negative consequences not only for the victims, but also for the perpetrators who represent a challenge for teachers and educators. Various forms and examples of homophobia found in social discourse and adolescent behaviour are illustrated here and possible strategies for intervention are outlined along with proposals aimed at promoting respect for human diversity and mitigating contempt and dehumanisation.
Prati G.; Pietrantoni L.; Saccinto E.
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