ERIC Number: EJ1037763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 111
Thinking Whimsically: Queering the Study of Educational Policy-Making and Politics
Lugg, Catherine A.; Murphy, Jason P.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v27 n9 p1183-1204 2014
This paper discusses employing queer theory (QT) and queer legal theory (QLT) for critical policy analysis as applied to education. In doing so, the authors will highlight how both QT and QLT can empower analyses to look beyond the identity politics of a particular time period or space and toward potential reforms in curriculum, pedagogy, and institutional supports for students, teachers, and staff. A central point is that understanding the institutional and cultural practices that frame orientation, class, race, and sex/gender can lead to policy changes that benefit all students, teachers, and staff. The paper concludes with a discussion of venues in need of both QT and QLT-informed research.
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Critical Theory, Homosexuality, Politics of Education, Legal Problems, Social Theories, Educational Change, Social Bias, Public Schools, Inclusion, Accountability, Discourse Analysis, Social Discrimination, Legislation
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