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ERIC Number: EJ835282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Queer Youth as Teachers: Dismantling Silence of Queer Issues in a Teacher Preparation Program Committed to Social Justice
Stiegler, Sam
Journal of LGBT Youth, v5 n4 p116-123 Sep 2008
This interview-based essay explores how a teacher-training program, while ostensibly dedicated to the idea of teaching for social justice, completely neglected issues of homophobia and heterosexism. How did silence around queer issues leave a dedicated group of young, queer teachers-in-training without the academic, intellectual, or psychological support? Without this support, how did these teachers establish for themselves what it means to be a queer teacher and how did they navigate combating homophobia (both on the individual and institutional levels), come out to students and colleagues and serve as a role model and advocate for queer or questioning students? (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A