CALL FOR PAPERS ON THE STATUS OF LGBT STUDENTS AND HOMOPHOBIC AND TRANSPHOBIC BULLYING IN SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE In recent

years, we have seen increasing international attention to the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in schools. However, there continues to be a paucity of research on LGBT students globally, particularly in developing countries. UNESCO recently completed the first-ever international consultation on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools and released two related publications: “Review of Homophobic Bullying in Educational Institutions” and “Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Bullying“. Findings from UNESCO’s international consultation suggest that in many countries, civil society organizations have played an important role in addressing homophobic bullying by documenting and providing evidence on the extent of the problem. In the spirit of the 2013 Comparative Education World Congress theme “New Times, News Voices”, we are seeking submissions about LGBT students experiences and homophobic and transphobic bullying internationally, particularly those that examine:  Developing sustainable collaboration between academia and civil society organizations  Developing research capacities within civil society organizations  Translating knowledge and evidence into advocacy and programming  Using knowledge and evidence to inform local, national and international policy  Performing formative and outcome evaluation research on school-based interventions regarding LGBT students Our hope is that the compilation of papers will be published as a monograph or special issue of a social science journal. Guidelines for submission: An abstract of no more than 200 word in English, explaining the purpose of the work, a brief description of the problem addressed the theoretical and methodological underpinnings, preliminary or observed results, and recognition of the comparative relevance or importance of the work (details at http://wcces2013.com.ar/website/version-ingles/abstracts-submission). Also, indicate whether your travel would be funded by your institution or whether you would require funding, should it become available. Please email submissions to Oren Pizmony-Levy, opizmony@indiana.edu by no later than January 31, 2013, so that we can put together a session proposal by the conference submission deadline in February 2013. For additional questions about the panel, please feel free to contact the panel organizers, Oren Pizmony-Levy (opizmony@indiana.edu) and/or Joe Kosciw (jkosciw@glsen.org).

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