Recent legal, social, and policy shifts in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are causing educators and education researchers to address LGBTQ issues with a new sense of legitimacy and urgency.
The new AERA report, LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda, and related July 9, 2015, Capitol Hill briefing, are part of AERA's effort to bring rigorous and relevant knowledge to bear on this important issue.
Listed below are several resources that help to assess the knowledge as it exists, encourage further serious discussion about what more needs to be learned, and advance new research.
AERA Report - LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda
Capitol Hill Briefing (July 9, 2015)
This briefing focused on several of the critical areas that were addressed in the recently published AERA report, LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda, including bullying and k-12 students; student achievement and educational attainment; challenges conducting research; and recommendations for further research.