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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.

Recommendations for European antibullying policy - April 07, 2020

  7 April 2020 - A review of European policy on antibullying shows that international institutions claim to have little influence on education in general. They could possibly influence the quality of antibullying policy in schools by focusing on the broader concept of combating violence or discrimination. But in practice, combating bullying may have a different focus and requires a consistent school policy, which international institutions cannot influence because influence on the education system is taboo. The ABC-project, which experimented with certification of antibullying in schools, made six recommendations to build a European road map against bullying.
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ALICE #prosociality conference supports coming out - January 12, 2020

12 January 2020 - The final conference of the ALICE-project led to students coming-out. The project promoted “prosociality” as a positive way to establish safe and pleasant school and community cultures. Although is was not specifically focused at combating bullying or discrimination, the both positive and generic way seemed to create opportunities to also create space for non-normative identities. That is, if the facilitators have the sensitivity to include diversity topics.
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Vocational students exchange on how to trigger discussions on sexual diversity - December 30, 2019

30 December 2019 - Students from European countries met in Greece to exchange ideas on how to trigger discussions about sexual diversity among fellow students. The meeting was exciting due to the cultural differences, but also because of the differences in sexual identities of the students. Most students decided to work on a video to trigger discussions, but some also had some additional campaigning ideas...
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Indonesia introduces ridiculous test to identify and fire foreign gay teachers - December 24, 2019

24 December 2019 - In recent weeks, foreign teachers at private schools in Indonesia have been required to answer a series of ridiculous in what the schools called “a psychological exam”. The goal was to determine if teachers were gay, bi or lesbian, or if their attitudesa were favorable towards LGBT rights. Since 2015, the Indonesian government prohibits international schools from hiring foreign teachers who have “an indication of abnormal sexual behavior or orientation.”
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A cactus in the tulip garden: sexual diversity in pedagogical communities - December 23, 2019

23 December 2019 - The ALICE-project for prosociality in schools expects that prosociality, antibullying and non-discrimination can only be effective when it is supported by a joint pedagogical view of the school, the parents and community organizations. The project proposes that school develop a joint Agreement of the Educational Community or Peace Code with parents and community organizations. In this article, we review the attempt in the Netherlands to make such a link between schools and the community. It turned out to be a challenge.
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