ESOL & LGBT TEACHING RESOURCES AND MATERIALS

The paucity of LGBT teaching resources and materials for adults in Further Education, especially for ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) could hinder the development of a more inclusive curriculum offer.

This blog offers some ready made , easy to download lesson plans and teaching resources along with links to useful organisations and research.

Quarter of LGBT young people have no adults to confide in, according to new research

“Listen to me – this isn’t just a phase”, is just one of the pieces of advice for adults from young LGBT people in the North West, identified in a new report. The research, led by LGBT Youth North West and supported by BBC Children in Need, found that the majority of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the North West felt adults were failing to support them with regard to issues around identity and mental health.

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession

Ruth Simister, Masters Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is currently conducting research about the workplace experiences of gay, bisexual, trans and queer men in the teaching profession for a Masters Degree project.

The Great Big Book of Families

The Great Big Book of Families is a brilliantly inclusive book that shows real families in an honest light. Each double page spread explores diverse family set ups and looks at different family experiences of subjects like jobs, school, holidays, pets, food and clothes. It has been bought by the Brazilian govenrment to be distributed in all thier primary schools. 91,000 copies!

The Rose Company – Lady Jane Lumley’s ‘Iphigenia’

The Rose Company was established in 2013 out of the love of classic and historical performance texts and a belief in gender justice. This first production represents their commitment to bringing historical texts to contemporary life.

Radio 4 – Nobody’s N-Word

Radio 4 – black poet Dean Atta explores how, in 2013 the ‘N’ Word still arouses strong emotions. He talks to other black artists inluding Steven K Amos and Reginald D Hunter.

National LGBT Toolkit.pd​f

Birmingham LGBT Centre has published a document aimed as a guide for teachers and support staff.