Het lespakket Homo in de klas: goede voornemens? Een effectstudie op gedragsintenties in een gereformeerd (klas)klimaat.

Translated title of the contribution: Lessons Queer in the classroom: Good intentions?

Henriëtte Boersma*, Freek Bucx, Saskia Keuzenkamp

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This study investigates the effect of Homo in de Klas (Queer in the classroom) on the willingness of orthodox Christian pupils from four Reformed schools to change their attitudes regarding homosexuality. The study has a quantitative and qualitative part. A survey was carried out among 636 pupils (37 classes) from the third grade havo / vwo (ninth-grade students: college entrance level). The study had a quasi-experimental design. The results show a positive effect of the intervention on the intention for more social interaction, but not on the intention to reduce the abusive word ‘gay’. No support was found for the idea that the classroom climate plays a role in this.

To gain more insight an additional qualitative study was done. Interviews afterwards with eight teachers and 35 pupils showed a positive classroom climate with a lot of interaction during the intervention. The meeting with the guest speaker impresses the pupils in particular. According to the teachers and pupils, these elements
Translated title of the contributionLessons Queer in the classroom: Good intentions?
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)73-96
Number of pages24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020


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