Welcome at LGBT education
GALE is a learning community focusing on education about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. We promote the full inclusion of people who are disadvantaged because of their sexual orientation, sexual identity and their expression by identifying, enhancing and sharing educational expertise. The membership of the community is free and open to anyone actively involved in education about LGBT issues.
Call to participate in LGBT tourism research - April 05, 2019
5 April 2019 - GALE notes a renewed interest in researching LGBT tourism. A new handbook was published and young researchers are trying to collect information and develop training for hospitality staff. GALE calls upon its members to help by filling in the surveys of two researchers.
Tryouts kick off to certify schools on their antibullying policy - April 02, 2019
2 April 2019 - In the next two months, pilots will take place in 8 high schools in 5 European countries to certify the quality of a school’s antibullying policy. The Antibullying Certification method is an initiative of the European Antibullying Network (EAN), and the development is lead by GALE. It is being developed by partners from across Europe thanks to Erasmus+ funding of the European Union. The intention is to make the certification inclusive for a range of diversities, including LGBTI.
GALE is partner European project ALICE on prosociality - November 11, 2018
15 October 2018 - GALE partners in a new European project on prosociality. “Prosociality” is a rather new concept which may help to explain how social behavior works and make interventions more effective. The project started earlier this year and will end in October 2019. It should result in a manual for work in secondary schools and a European network of schools working on prosociality.
Schools need quality label for antibullying strategy - September 28, 2018
28 September 2018 - After a week of intensive discussion in Palermo, 60 students, teachers and experts concluded that it is time to develop quality standards for antibullying policies in schools. At average, about 19% of students are bullied in some way and almost 9% are frequently bullied. But in the worst countries, up to 30% encounter any form of bullying and 17% are frequently bullied. Minorities often experience higher levels of bulling. All schools want to fight bullying, but not all schools know how to do it effectively.
GALE asks members for feedback on strategic plan - July 12, 2018
12 July 2018 - GALE asks its members for feedback on the new draft strategic plan for 2018-2022. The key priority of the strategy is to map the situation of students in countries, to make policy recommendations and to stimulate and support cooperation between NGOs, schools and the government for structural improvement. Secondary goals are to collects and disseminate good practices and to develop key methods to facilitate change in schools. The new plan is presented in a period of little funding. This makes it difficult to plan activities. Therefore, the plan offers three scenarios for concrete implementation. One scenario is for a context with no funding, one for low funding and the third for adequate funding. The strategic plan can be downloaded here. Members who want to comment, can do this on the open forum page strategy discussion.