Anti-Discrimination of LGBTIQ in Adult Education

Name of the Topic

Anti-Discrimination of LGBTIQ in Adult Education

OBJECTIVES. Why do we make the video?

Sexual orientation and identity as well as gender identity remain focal aspects of any individuals (self-)identification. Being part of any minority group subsummized under the LGBTIQ* umbrella untill today poses a heightened risk for being discriminated against both within the private and the public sphere. The attainability and accessability of adult education services largely depend on the individual adult educators knowledge and skill set. To combat discrimination and/or to not unknowingly reproduce discriminatory structures the adult educator needs a basic understanding of what discrimination is and how it manifests. Structural/Institutional discrimination can be analysed as the last link in a chain of processes.

Through a public health example from the LGBTIQ* realm, this videoscribe proposes a small introduction to categorisation, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

Target group. For which is the target audience video?

Trainers in adult education, administrative staff in educational institutions, train-the-trainer-staff and institutions.

What are the key points of the video? What should the viewers learn from the video?

For the adult educator to grasp the difference between stereotypes and prejudices as well as to see that discrimination is not a single violent event but rather a complex mechnism that can start without mean intentions.