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ERIC Number: ED452133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
None of the Above: Silence and Invisibility in the Lives of Two Gay Educators.
Conley, Matthew D.; Colabucci, Lesley
This paper, via a collection of personal stories, describes two educators' experiences of homophobia in the world of education. The paper uses stories from their experiences as students, teacher candidates, professional teachers, and graduate students. According to the paper, this work is unique in educational research in that it seeks to represent the educators' lived experiences and personal ways of knowing in an authentic, holistic manner. The paper explains that the stories were collected in an investigation of how the educators' personal and professional lives have been shaped by homophobia, sexism, and other oppressive forces. It uses reported speech, available narrative/category-bound activities (c-b-a), evaluation, performance/reenactment, and orientation and frame as specific tools to enable the examination of the meaning and functions of personal narrative in education. It focuses on context as well as text to explore the relationships between the narrative and the event and to examine the interactions of speakers and listeners. These tools and modes of analysis lead the two educators to look at the juxtaposition of "taleworld" and "storyrealm." (Contains 26 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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