Transgender students in post-compulsory education : a systematic review

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish and Pezzella, Alfonso and Cole, Laura and Manning, Rebecca (2017) Transgender students in post-compulsory education : a systematic review. International Journal of Educational Research, 87. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0883-0355

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    Abstract

    Students identifying on the transgender spectrum are significantly under-researched and under-reported in the education literature. Long term detrimental effects of gender-identity based discrimination and violence requires us to find more inclusive ways of supporting students with transgender identities. We report findings from a systematic review of the international research on transgender students in post-compulsory education. A standardised review protocol was used to synthesise findings from twenty empirical studies to: 1) describe the complexities of gender identities within education; 2) situate the importance of targeting equality issues for transgender students, and; 3) highlight emerging innovations and the need for further research. We recommend more critical engagement and dialogue with transgender issues to challenge institutional policies, processes in education with those involved