Thursday, January 7, 2010
Inclusion For All
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
January VIIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I would argue that in terms of socioeconomic groups, gay and transgendered folks are discriminated against terribly. Therefore, it is my feeling that source material strictly discussing the gay lifestyle and health options available be made to students who may be of this nature. And it should be done for High School credits. Either as part of the Social Studies curriculum of 10-30 or 13-33, or a special course should be created for these students called say Social Studies 31.
I am not advocating or attacking the gay issue. I am also not judging students who may be of that nature. This course would not be intended to promote their chosen sexuality, but to make them feel less afraid about their choice and that their familes still love and respect them. It should be a part of the Social Studies curriculum because Social Studies is that, studying different Social groups.
Adding in this course will make the parents who have youngsters who are gay in nature more tolerant and accepting of their kids. It will also make gay parents pleased to know that the government may not be fully accepting of their lifestyle choice being passed onto their kids, but that they are at least being tolerant & understanding about their differences.
Source: The Alberta Distance Learning Centre.