The Sociocultural Factors that Influence a Novice Teacher’s LGBT Activism

From Section:
Beginning Teachers
Feb. 15, 2015

Source: Teaching Education, Volume 26, Issue 1, 2015, pages 113-130

This study describes one novice teacher’s efforts to advocate on behalf of LGBT students despite the resistance that she faced from sociocultural factors influencing her students, classroom, and her teaching practices.
The findings suggest that teachers resist sexuality- and gender-based topics ignore the many sociocultural factors acting on educators in the Southeastern US as they strive to be LGBT activists.

Updated: Dec. 07, 2019
Beginning teachers | Cultural influences | LGBTQ | Longitudinal studies | Social influences