ERIC Number: EJ822190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Why Anti-Homophobia Education in Teacher Education? Perspectives from Australian Teacher Educators
Ferfolja, Tania; Robinson, Kerry H.
Teaching Education, v15 n1 p9-25 Mar 2004
This paper reports on findings from research currently in progress that examines anti- homophobia education in teacher education courses across New South Wales, Australia. Focusing on one aspect of the broader study, the discussion explores why teacher educators generally considered the incorporation of anti-homophobia perspectives as important to teacher education as well as the various discourses in which these issues were located. It also highlights the changing discursive locations that frame the incorporation of anti- homophobia education across the early childhood, primary and secondary sectors as well as demonstrating how broader sociocultural discourses influence teacher educators' perceptions of the relevance and importance of these issues to teacher training.
Descriptors: Education Courses, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Bias, Social Attitudes, Consciousness Raising, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Social Discrimination, Relevance (Education), Attitude Change, School Culture, Role Models, Teacher Role, Social Justice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia