Foundations of Motivation for Education

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Dr. Castenell

EPSY 6060

Wednesday 11:15-2:15

Spring 2012

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Motivation Through Classroom Inclusion


We notice that students are brutal to one another and this will change over time. However, we know from being in high school that there will always be prejudice against some group whether it is over weight, race, physical stature, level of intelligence, socioeconomics, attire, or sexual orientation. High school is a time for popularity and students seek one another’s praise and acceptance. Thus, when students are not “normal” or “cool” it would be easier for them to be hidden, rather than to be themselves. Resulting in an atmosphere that can place unneeded pressure where academics will suffer. All students are guaranteed a right to education in an environment where they are protected from discrimination harassment, and violence. For the purpose of this essay, when saying gay students, we are encompassing all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students.

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