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ERIC Number: EJ824197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
"Outing" Social Justice: Transforming Civic Education within the Challenges of Heteronormativity, Heterosexism, and Homophobia
Oesterreich, Heather
Theory and Research in Social Education, v30 n2 p287-301 Spr 2002
Civic education and its call for social studies to prepare students for citizenship in a participatory democracy have been limited to the political domain and touted as participation with the already existing political domain. This paper is a reflection of how engaging with and challenging heterosexism, homophobia, and heteronormativity in a Diversity in Social Studies Course taught in a large university in New York City can create a "disruptive voice" to challenge the hegemonic discourse of democratic citizenship. This type of challenge provides the space for preservice and in-service teachers to reconceptualize participation in democratic citizenship as social justice to fight for human rights and equality by changing the existing political domain rather than just participating within it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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