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ERIC Number: EJ1118750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
From Contagious to Resilient and Beyond: A Periodization of Four Decades of Educational Research on LGBTQ Issues
Kavanagh, Sarah Schneider
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v18 n3 p95-113 2016
This article presents a periodization of educational research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues between 1970 and 2010. Developed through a frame analysis of 105 educational research reports, the periodization maps ideological and chronological patterns in the conceptual frames of research on LGBTQ issues. Five paradigmatic frames for understanding LGBTQ issues in education are discussed: (a) homosexuality as a social contagion; (b) homosexuality as a private identity; (c) LGB youth as "at-risk"; (d) LGBTQ youth as victims; and (f) LGBTQ youth as resilient. The author calls for an expansion beyond individual-level analyses into investigations of educational practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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