ERIC Number: EJ1176524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Our Voices Count: The Lived Experiences of LGBTQ Educators and Its Impact on Teacher Education Preparation Programs
Dykes, Frank O.; Delport, John L.
Teaching Education, v29 n2 p135-146 2018
LGBTQ issues are often marginalized in teacher preparation programs. This marginalization perpetuates heternormative practices in schools. Utilizing the lens of narrative inquiry, this study examined the lives of 10 LGBTQ teachers residing in various geographical regions in the United States. Based on the theoretical framework of Queer Theory, this paper examines discursive powers that marginalize LGBTQ teachers and offers recommendations to eliminate repressive, heteronormative practices in teacher educator preparation programs.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Teacher Education Programs, Social Bias, Teacher Characteristics, Geographic Regions, Social Theories, Minority Group Teachers, School Culture, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Semi Structured Interviews, Work Environment, Barriers, Bullying, Preservice Teacher Education, Consciousness Raising, Training, Diversity (Faculty)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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