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ERIC Number: EJ1083423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1207-7798
Doctrinal Disciplining of Queer Educators in Canadian Catholic Schools
Callaghan, Tonya D.
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n173 p9-27 Nov 2015
Little is known about the experiences of non-heterosexual educators in Canadian Catholic schools. This article reveals previously unreported data from a qualitative study that compares the treatment of and attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (lgbtq) teachers in publicly-funded Catholic school systems in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario. The findings paint a disturbing portrait. Of the 6 teacher participants in the study, 4 are no longer teaching in Catholic schools and 3 of those 4 lost their jobs for contravening Catholic doctrine about non-heterosexuality. The experiences of these gender and sexuality diverse teachers are theorized using various critical theories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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