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“I couldn’t bring myself to say it” : Challenging heteronormativity in teacher education programs Public Deposited

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  • School is a hostile environment for many LGBTQ youth. Teachers participate, consciously or unconsciously, in perpetuating oppressive heteronormative expectations in the classroom both through the overt and covert curriculum. Yet, pre-service teachers are under-trained about questions related to gender and sexuality during their teacher preparation. This qualitative study explores the reasons behind this lack of widespread training by focusing on the experiences of eight teacher educators in a public university located in the Northwest of the United States. Data was collected over the course of nine months through the recording of interviews with teacher educators, the analysis of syllabi, class observations, and an online survey answered by eighteen pre-service teachers. Data was then analyzed through an intersectional theoretical framework relying on queer theory, Queer of Color and Queer Indigenous Critiques, and critical pedagogy. Four themes emerged from this analysis, pointing to the limits of certain practices, and to the obstacles faced by teacher educators who were generally hesitant to include non-normative genders and sexualities in their curriculum: Practices, Self, Others, and Institution. Discourses at work around gender and sexuality in education, and the impact that neoliberalism’s stranglehold on higher education exerts on faculty’s practices highlight the structural factors that also come into play in the absence of preparation for future teachers to challenge heteronormativity.
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