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ERIC Number: EJ1107407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
The Dangerous Staircase: Exploring Sexuality between Teachers and Students
De-Malach, Naomi
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v52 n4 p313-328 2016
The link between pedagogy and sexuality is an educational twilight zone both dangerous and full of possibilities. Being such a controversial and sensitive issue, teachers should have a safe space to discuss it. I suggest that fiction manages to capture the evasive nature of the subject. To illustrate this point, I analyze the novel "Up the Down Staircase" (1965) by Bel Kaufman, and show how it may serve as a good starting point for teachers willing to confront this complex issue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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