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ERIC Number: EJ844183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0889
"The Laramie Project" as a Homophobic Disruption: How the Play Impacts Pre-Service Teachers' Preparation to Create Anti-Homophobic Schools
Elsbree, Anne Rene; Wong, Penelope
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, v4 n4 p97-117 2007
"The Laramie Project" is a play based on a collection of interviews with the community members of Laramie, Wyoming, where Mathew Shepard, a 21-year-old university student, was murdered. The idea for the play originated with a theatre group, The Tectonic Theater Project, which devoted 2 years to this project, conducting over 200 interviews. This article reports research findings using the play in teacher education courses as a homophobic disruption: A pedagogical interruptive strategy to shake up, shift, or destabilize heteronormativity and prepare pre-service teachers to create anti-homophobic schools. This study uses pre- and post-questionnaires with 89 pre-service teachers in four teacher education classes in Northern California. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A