Middle-school and high-school life for LGBT+ students: An including and excluding scenario in Uruguay

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This theoretical article aims to make visible the including and excluding processes that self-identified or perceived LGBT+ students experience in secondary education in Uruguay. Middle school and high school is a context where evidence remains of a tension between legal frameworks and educational discourses and practices that sometimes compromises the right to education. For this study, recent research history on gender-sexual diversity in the educational field at the national level was considered. The analyses are supported by current statistical data and the theoretical articulation is predominantly centered on contributions from Ibero-American authors in the fields of education, gender studies, lesbian-gay studies and trans studies. In conclusion, specific peer tutoring concept is proposed, with the goal to improve the educational experience of this group of students, and thereby promote educational continuity.


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Gonzalo Iván Gelpi. (2021). Middle-school and high-school life for LGBT+ students: An including and excluding scenario in Uruguay . Education Policy Analysis Archives, 29(August - December), 146. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.29.6115
Educational Inclusion of LGBT+ Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Gonzalo Iván Gelpi, Universidad de la República

Licenciado en Psicología (Universidad de la República, Uruguay). Magíster en Género, Sociedad y Políticas Públicas (FLACSO, Argentina). Doctorando en Sentidos, Teorías y Prácticas de la Educación (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina). Es docente del Programa Género, Sexualidad y Salud Reproductiva del Instituto de Psicología de la Salud (FPSIC, UDELAR). En dicho servicio es Coordinador Técnico del Centro de Referencia Amigable (CRAm) y coordina la línea de investigación en diversidad sexo-genérica y salud. También es docente en el Programa de Respaldo al Aprendizaje (PROGRESA, UDELAR) y en la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO, Argentina). A lo largo de su trayectoria ha publicado varios artículos científicos en revistas internacionales en el campo de la salud y educación.