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ERIC Number: EJ799224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Silence, Words that Wound and Sexual Identity: A Conversation with Applebaum
Jackson, Liz
Journal of Moral Education, v37 n2 p225-238 Jun 2008
In this paper, I continue a conversation initiated by Barbara Applebaum on how to manage irreconcilable difference, harmful language or "words that wound" and various implications of power in the classroom. Referencing emerging works on the nature of speech and silence, classroom power and queer identity, I pose three questions to Applebaum in order to continue thinking through the timely situations with which she grapples. What is the nature of reasonableness is the classroom setting? Must speech reflect power; and silence, oppression? In what ways does the nature of sexual identification further complicate Applebaum's scenario and similar situations many of us face in teaching about diversity in public settings? In exploring these questions, I hope to add to the conversations on speech and power in the classroom as framed by Applebaum, Megan Boler and John Petrovic, among others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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