They make no apologies for the people they are and thus serve as daring role-models for their students. The sample did not include bisexual- or transgender-identified participants. This, in turn, affects the ability to survive in homophobic school environments. Thus they are thwarted in their attempts to identify themselves simultaneously as professional and openly gay. If so, what does that mean? First, queer theory's claim that sexual distinctions lie at the heart of modern systems of power helps to account for the emergence ofsexual scripts, which are instruments of power that organize and regulate sexual behavior and sort us into hierarchies.
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A study of gay and lesbian teachers.
Examines strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching and research with student life activities. This chapter considers how this unique professional history affects gay and lesbian teachers today. Teachers are caught in a complex web of constraint, formed by school administrations, educational policies, parents, students, and communities. Rupp and Susan K. The resulting clash between pride and professionalism significantly influences how they experience their workplaces, communities, and identities. Nevertheless, he points out, few Southerners responded. At the time of my research, California and Texas were both majority-white states with larger-than-average Latino and African American populations.
Worth reading for not just educators, but for parents, students, community members and administrators regardless of sexual orientation. Overall, gay and lesbian teachers in Texas occupied a more vulnerable legal position than their peers in California. I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Kevin Jennings when I was in grad school. Introductory essays by Leila J. There's a problem loading this menu right now.