Teachers seek inclusion of transgender, gay issues in curriculum

MidNorthMonitor.com – Posted By Rosalind Raby

The largest representative group of elementary teachers in Canada is calling on the Ontario government to enshrine new legislation into the curriculum. That is not unusual in itself, but this time the group is looking at the ‘Rainbow coalition’, or what is commonly known these days as LGBT.

The Government of Ontario should acknowledge and ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual (LGBT) issues are included in the elementary curriculum, says the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). In a letter to Education Minister, Kathleen Wynne, ETFO President, David Clegg, stressed that the elementary curriculum should recognize the diversity of families and reflect the life experiences of all children in Ontario classrooms.