Sexual diversity: sexual identities and orientations that exist in modern society. Sexual Orientation: describes whom we are sexually attracted to and is generally determined at a young age.
A Coggle Diagram about Educational Issues (Challenges faced by Students, Educational structures demonstrate ideological power because of their role in teaching what the culture deems important and valuable to future generations. , Schools make efforts to de-sexualize the experience of students while they affirm heterosexual behaviors and exile those who deviate from them. and The heterosexism of the curriculum is invisible to many due to its unquestioned dominance in schools and communities. ), How sexual diversity is supported in P-20 organizations, Societal Perceptions (Historically, Western cultures have constructed homosexuality as an illness, a deviance, and a sin. This negative bias was created through psychological research, religious ideologies, and the political and financial privileging of heterosexual, monogamous family structures by the state through marriage; this bias has been challenged by gay rights activists. and The prejudice against those who deviate from the heterosexual social norm has been carefully developed by institutional heterosexism through organized religion, medicine, sexology, psychiatry, and psychology ), Homosexuals-primarily attracted to some persons of the same sex , Asexuals-not sexually attracted to anyone
, Bisexuals-attracted to some members of all/both sexes to varying degrees, Heterosexuals-primarily attracted to some members of a different sex and Resources: Meyer, E. (2009) Creating schools that value sexual diversity. In Steinberg, S. (ed.) Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader (pp. 173-184). Peter Lang: New York.