ERIC Number: EJ856701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Lesbian Mothers' Bids for Normalcy in Their Children's Schools
Bower, Laura A.; Klecka, Cari L.
Educational Forum, v73 n3 p230-239 2009
Albeit growing in number, lesbian mothers and their children remain a statistical minority in schools. Lesbian mothers in this study described their families as "normal" or "just like any other family." From the perspective of queer theory, normal is a socially constructed and insidious concept. This study analyzes both the strategies participants used to be recognized as normal in their children's schools and the reasons such recognition was perceived to be important by participants.
Descriptors: Mothers, Homosexuality, School Culture, Educational Environment, Social Attitudes, Social Theories, Social Bias, Sexual Orientation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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