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Allen, Louisa – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2011
The issue of whether to "come out" in class has a poignant history in the literature by gay, lesbian and bisexual educators on this topic. By comparison few heterosexuals have publicly written about whether they explicitly reveal their heterosexuality to students. This paper contributes to the enduring debate about whether to "come out" in class…
Descriptors: Sexuality, College Faculty, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Homosexuality
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Allen, Louisa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2006
This article examines the sexually explicit comments and references to pornography in young men's answers to a survey about sexuality education. Instead of viewing these remarks as simply impertinent and therefore discountable, I argue that they offer insights into the constitution of masculine identity and an erotic deficit in sexuality…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Allen, Louisa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The notion of "the school" as a set of institutional processes and practices that shape the possibilities of educational research forms the focus of this article. It is argued that the discursive and material practices that render schools agencies of cultural reproduction also have effects for what research can be undertaken in them and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Educational Research, Sexual Orientation