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ERIC Number: EJ940381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-4589
Tell Me Lies: Confronting the Preschool Closet
Wright, Travis
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v14 n2 p1-7 Jun 2011
This case explores the impact of being closeted on a gay, male preschool educator and the ways in which homophobic culture is fostered in one early learning center. Although sometimes protective, being challenged to hide one's sexual orientation most always has negative consequences for the individual and society. Internalized homophobia silences and devalues individuals, and maintains a dominant homophobic culture. The complicated relationships between sexual orientation, race, class, and gender are also illuminated. This case encourages education administration students to consider the impact of homophobia on individual staff members and to imagine possibilities for advocacy and adequate staff support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A