The Importance Of Educational Discipline

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Discipline. According to Dr. Joseph Kosciw, GLSEN’s Chief Research & Strategy Officer (2016), “It is abundantly clear that LGBTQ students face disproportionately high levels of school discipline due to hostile school climates that ultimately deprive many of them, not only of their education, but also the success in life that education affords. Given the findings of Educational Exclusion, we must redouble our efforts to create supportive schools for LGBTQ students, particularly transgender and gender nonconforming students, students experiencing homelessness, students with disabilities and students of color.” He added, “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students face high rates of school discipline, including detention, suspension and expulsion from school, according to a report released today by GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students.” He argued that comparing non-LGBTQ students and LGBTQ students, the latter were much more likely to have experienced heightened and intensified kind of discipline. This, he thinks, is often due to the harassment and discrimination that LGBTQ students face in school and in community-based settings. In his research, he concluded that LGBTQ students have a tougher disciplinary measure as compared to non-LGBTQ students, and therefore governments need to ensure that there is an equal intensity and consistency of discipline in school settings. School’s
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