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ERIC Number: EJ960032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Preservice Teachers Respond to "And Tango Makes Three": Deconstructing Disciplinary Power and the Heteronormative in Teacher Education
Phillips, Donna Kalmbach; Larson, Mindy Legard
Gender and Education, v24 n2 p159-175 2012
This study employs Foucualdian concepts to analyse macro and micro contexts of publicly spoken and silent discourses describing "homosexuality," "education" and "teacher" in order to identify teacher subject positions available to preservice teachers. The macro context is analysed by tracing heteronormative discourses found in newspaper stories involving teachers and public schools that address conflicting views of homosexuality. The macro context analysis indicates two binary teacher subject positions: martyred (unemployed) teacher/silent (employed) teacher and sophisticated teacher/unsophisticated teacher. The micro context analysis is of preservice teachers' responses to "And Tango Makes Three", a picture book by Richardson and Parnell. This analysis demonstrates how preservice teachers take up and negotiate teacher subject positions found in the macro analysis. Combined, the analyses allow the researchers to consider how preservice teachers' performances of teacher subjectivity open up possibilities for re-imagining new teacher subject positions and what this might mean for the practice of teacher educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon