Search results for: Sexual orientation
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Recognition, Responsibility, and Risk: Pre-service Teachers’ Framing and Reframing of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Social Justice Issues
This article analyzes the ways pre-service teachers (PST) conceptualize justice to further understand how teacher educators might communicate ideas about LGB inclusion to their students and understand the complexities of enacting a social justice framework for LGB issues. It utilizes Fraser’s theory of justice to consider curricular change. The findings reveal that PSTs viewed homophobia as an individual value that negatively affected students’ lives, and viewed adults as being primary perpetuators of homophobia. The authors argue that this occurs because sexuality injustice is framed through homophobia, not heteronormativity. The use of Fraser’s framework illustrates the different natures of justice-oriented claims posed by marginalized groups. It also suggests ways for teacher educators to consider curriculum beyond homophobia and individual protections to greater exploration of structure and transformational approaches.
Updated: Feb. 15, 2015
Broadening Views of Social Justice and Teacher Leadership: Addressing LGB Issues in Teacher Education
This case study explores the immediate impact of LGB-themed instruction by examining graduate education students’ written reflections following a guest lecture on LGB-related educational issues. The participants in this study were the instructor who was a heterosexual woman, two guest speakers who were two gay men, and 18 credentialed, master’s degree education students. The results of the current study indicate that teachers are more likely to establish and implement inclusive policies and practices in their classrooms in response to LGB-themed instruction.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2012
This article explores the ways in which the participants in the Reduction of Stigma in Schools (RSIS) program addressed the workshop objectives in their feedback about the program. Furthermore, the article also investigates the participants' evaluation of the program’s overall effectiveness in helping them feel more knowledgeable about and confident in the work of creating more affirming environments for LGBTQ students.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2012
The Impact of a Combined Cognitive–Affective Intervention on Pre-service Teachers’ Attitudes, Knowledge, and Anticipated Professional Behaviors regarding Homosexuality and Gay and Lesbian Issues
The purpose of the current study was to examine the effectiveness of a combined cognitive–affective intervention on female pre-service teachers’ attitudes, knowledge, and anticipated professional behaviors regarding homosexuality and gay and lesbian issues, as they relate to students and their families. Sixty-seven female preservice teachers were randomly assigned either to a control group or an experimental group. Following a combined cognitive–affective intervention, female pre-service teachers showed improved knowledge and more positive attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. However, pre-service teachers who did not participate in the intervention did not evidence any change in attitudes.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2011
This article examines the ways that a group of US pre-service teachers expressed and challenged each other's contradictory discourses about teaching for social justice. Particularly significant are the many ways that this group of students enacted subject positions around race and sexuality as various combinations of African American, White, gay, straight, lesbian, Christian, and as members of this class. This research demonstrates the ways that social justice teacher education differentially positions people who have been historically marginalized and how it can at times reify a hierarchy of marginality.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
In the current study, the authors examine how broad heteronormative discourses circulate, become embodied within, negotiated by, and potentially resisted within a university, a college of education, and educators themselves. The authors pay special attention to how heteronormative discourses at Southwestern University (SWU) impact the various roles this college of education undertakes. The findings demonstrate the ways in which the institution of SWU maintains a hostile environment toward LGBTQ individuals.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2011
This auto-ethnographic narrative presents the experiences of a teacher educator who came out to his preservice teachers. The author claims that preservice teachers need to understand the beliefs and practices of families and cultures that are unlike their own. The author concludes that when queer teacher educators embrace what makes them who they are; it is only then that they can, in equal measure, inspire their preservice teachers.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
This article focuses on the post-compulsory educational choices of non-heterosexual young people in Finland. The article argues that, in addition to class and gender, sexuality is another relevant factor affecting processes related to educational and career choices. Based on interviews and stories produced with young non-heterosexual people, the article analyze how gender, class and sexual orientation were constructed as meaningful in the educational choices these young people made.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
This article, grounded in activism, documents the authors’ collaborative participatory research on the effects of privatized public education on queers. This article highlights how education is being re-formed through appeals to 'private choice' and at the same time select public issues are devalued by being called private and outside the bounds of normative 'professional' attention.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010
This article offers a reading of the 2006 film The History Boys, which depicts eight male working-class grammar school students preparing for exams to enter Oxford and Cambridge and two teachers who prepare them. The author reads the film's subjunctive mood as connected to an analytic of 'after-queer' that complicates linear understandings of youth, sexuality, development, and education.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2010