ERIC Number: EJ900795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Undressing as Normal: The Impact of Coming out in Class
Turner, Steven L.
Teacher Educator, v45 n4 p287-300 2010
This auto-ethnographic narrative presents the experiences of a teacher educator who came out to his preservice teachers. The narrative documents a diversity workshop in which some teacher candidates were uncomfortable after the instructor's previously undisclosed sexuality was revealed. The implications of this narrative raise questions about the role coming out in class has for transformation of the self and for promoting classroom discourse that allows teacher candidates to explore and reconsider assumptions, attitudes, and values about sexual orientation.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Sexual Orientation, Teacher Educators, Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Homosexuality, Social Attitudes, Social Values, Teacher Characteristics, Workshops, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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