Learning Management on Sexual Diversity in Social Studies through a Case Study on Identity Formation in LGBT Elderly
- Nipitpon Nanthawong
- Thongchai Phuwanatwichit
- Charin Mangkhang
- Atchara Sarobol
The purpose of this research is to study learning management on sexual diversity in social studies through a case study on identity formation in the LGBT elderly. The sample included 12 LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) elderly people determined by the concept of age ranges or generations. This study is in the form of a qualitative study by using the methodology, autobiography, and storytelling of life history.
The results of the study revealed that these LGBT elderly people developed or formed LGBT identity at their early age before entering to acceptance of LGBT. Most of them were aware that they had a sexual identity different from general people since they were young. Some of them accepted such identity and express it right away whereas some tried to hide it since it was unacceptable in their living societies. Then they sought knowledge by themselves through direct experience and from other people with the same sexuality. However, these LGBT people thought that education should take the role to educate about LGBT to understand LGBT people as well as others. Regarding learning management, the focus should be on the target group of teenage students by emphasizing understanding and awareness of right, liberty, and equality in genders and societies.
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