ERIC Number: EJ1026293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
Coming Out, Rolling Over, and Playing Model: Possibilities beyond the Trope of Queer Students "At-Risk"
Teaching Education, v25 n2 p142-155 2014
In this article, I explore one lesbian teacher's ethical dilemmas and resulting disappointment related to the lack of participation by queer students in the Gay Straight Alliance she helped to create. Her dilemmas hinge on the paradoxical subject position of queer teacher in tension with the "coming out imperative" and intersecting with discursive articulations of teacher-as-role model and queer students as a population "at-risk." Grounded in scholarship that describes the discursive production of queer teacher and queer students, I explore the ways in which one group of queer students resist notions of "at-riskness" and the resulting impact on their teacher.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Females, Ethics, Clubs, Social Support Groups, Teacher Attitudes, Social Attitudes, Role Models, At Risk Students, Teacher Role, Social Influences, Socialization, Professional Identity, Semi Structured Interviews, Personal Narratives, Gender Issues
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