'Miss, you're so gay.' Queer stories from trainee teachers

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'Miss, you're so gay.' Queer stories from trainee teachers

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dc.contributor.author Nixon, David en_GB
dc.contributor.author Givens, Nick en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-05T10:18:23Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:51:50Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:42:06Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on interviews with six lesbian, gay or bisexual trainee teachers, and explores their experiences in relation to sexual orientation. Initial analysis reveals interesting perspectives on the lives of trainees in Higher Education, during school-based work and socially; it also provides a window onto the attitudes to sexuality (individual and institutional) encountered by interviewees. Further analysis takes theoretical tools from three overlapping discourses in which these trainees are participants: the local campus culture, the construction of sexualities in schools, and wider society's perceptions of gender and sexuality. These tools uncover significant concerns around identity management, vulnerability and powerlessness, institutional silence, and the hegemonic masculinity of some student cultures. They also reveal significant creative resistance to discrimination, enabling us to conclude that, in spite of some methodological difficulties, idealism is not misplaced as an inspiration to emancipatory endeavour. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 4(3), pp.217-237 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/1468181042000243321 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/47053 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Routledge en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a713631344~db=all~order=page en_GB
dc.subject sexual orientation en_GB
dc.subject trainee teachers en_GB
dc.subject attitudes to sexuality en_GB
dc.subject identity management en_GB
dc.subject vulnerability en_GB
dc.subject powerlessness en_GB
dc.subject institutional silence en_GB
dc.subject student culture en_GB
dc.subject discrimination en_GB
dc.title 'Miss, you're so gay.' Queer stories from trainee teachers en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-01-05T10:18:23Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:51:50Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:42:06Z
dc.identifier.issn 1468-1811 en_GB
dc.description This is a postprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Sex Education┬ę 2004 Copyright Taylor & Francis; Sex Education is available online at http://www.informaworld.com en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1472-0825 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Sex Education en_GB
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