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Happel-Parkins, Alison; Esposito, Jennifer – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2015
This article examines how undergraduate instructors of pre-service educators can address complex issues of sexuality and sexual orientation within the classroom. First, we explain our own backgrounds and positionalities to provide a context for our ensuing ideas and discussions. Second, by reviewing the literature on homophobic bullying, we…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Bullying, Sexual Orientation, Media Literacy
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Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill – Language Arts, 2010
In this paper, the author looks at how she attempted to teach her students--preservice teachers--to engage in dialogic conversation about gay and lesbian identity using children's literature with gay and lesbian characters as a jumping off point. Through her analysis, the author has identified two requirements for dialogic conversation among…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
Staples, Jeanine M. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
In this analytic conceptual essay, and from her standpoint as an African American woman teacher/researcher, the author presents a rich description of a personal sensibility and promising professional practice for literacy educators and those who prepare Reading/English/Language Arts teacher candidates for service among students who are…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Ideology, Gender Bias, Teaching Methods