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This article investigates primary school teachers’ reflections on addressing the topic of same-sex families and relationships in their classrooms. Specifically, the authors examine teachers’ potential use of texts, such as picture storybooks, which introduce representations of same-sex relationships and desire. Attention is drawn to the regulatory surveillance of the parental gaze and the silencing and marginalization of sexual identity issues. The authors are interested to illuminate the ways in which the micro politics of teaching about queer families and relationships are inextricably linked to broader macro processes governing the institutionalizing influences of heteronormativity, heterosexism and homonegativity.
Updated: May. 11, 2015
Male Teachers as Role Models: Addressing Issues of Masculinity, Pedagogy and the Re-Masculinization of Schooling
This article focuses on the call for more male teachers as role models in elementary schools and treats it as a manifestation of 'recuperative masculinity politics' (Lingard & Douglas, 1999). Attention is drawn to the problematic gap between neo-liberal educational policy–related discussions about male teacher shortage in elementary schools and research-based literature which provides a more nuanced analysis of the impact of gender relations on male teachers' lives and developing professional identities.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008