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ERIC Number: EJ1051018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1338-1563
"The Personal Has Become Political": A Secondary Teacher's Perceptions of Her Body in the Classroom
Mallozzi, Christine A.
Journal of Pedagogy, v5 n2 p183-207 Dec 2014
The purpose of this paper is to examine how a secondary English teacher considered her body a personal and political matter within her professional settings. Discourse analysis of the participant's narrative evidences that women teachers are pressured to present certain feminine and heterosexual bodies and present a similar personal life within their pedagogy. The risk in not following suit is being pushed out of the profession, a matter that can be problematic especially when a teacher undergoes personal changes counter to professional expectations. Teacher education responsibility in preparing teacher candidates for a variable professional trajectory is noted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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