Homosexuality and school: students’ attitudes towards discussing homosexuality in schools Dr. Tanja Rener
Summary: The author presents the findings of a survey carried out in 2009 during a university course in Gay and Lesbian Studies within a Faculty of Social Sciences. After completing the course requirements, 45 persons expressed their opinions about whether or not homosexuality should be introduced as a public school subject, and if so, in which way. The author highlights the question of homosexuality being a morally controversial issue (or not), and reflects about the possible modes of its education. The conclusive part of the article elaborates on possibility of reducing prejudices and stereotypes about homosexuality by introducing it as a subject in school curricula.