Gay parents/straight schools : building communication and trust / Virginia Casper, Steven B. Schultz ; foreword by Louise Derman-Sparks ; based on a collaborative study by Virginia Casper, Steven B. Schultz, and Elaine Wickens.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-202) and index.
Foreword / Louise Derman-Sparks -- 1. A Tentative Trust -- 2. What Do Children Know? -- 3. Adult Points of View -- 4. Disclosure: The Dance -- 5. Finding Gender -- 6. Classroom Life -- 7. Beyond Gossip and Silence: Next Steps -- App. B. Sample Policy Statement and School Form.
Casper and Schultz provide a ten-year study on the aspects, issues, and trends related to lesbian- and gay-headed family-teacher communication. Topics such as notions of "difference" as it relates to children of gay parents, the process of disclosure in the school environment, and everyday classroom life and interaction are explored.