12 Nov 2019

Determinants for academic success among LGBT students

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 12 November 2019

A new study has found that teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are more likely to achieve if they are at a supportive school, where teachers have high expectations of them.

Dr John Fenaughty from the University of Auckland's faculty of education and social work has led the project which has been recently published internationally in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

John Fenaughty will explain the findings and the potential implications for schools, and also joining the conversation, Kapiti College principal, Tony Kane and a student representative from the school's Queer Straight Alliance, 17 year old Aaliyah Turner.

LGBT young people

Photo: c/o InsideOUT