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Queer trepidations and the art of inclusion

Rasmussen, Mary Louise 2003, Queer trepidations and the art of inclusion, Melbourne studies in education, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 87-107.

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Title Queer trepidations and the art of inclusion
Author(s) Rasmussen, Mary Louise
Journal name Melbourne studies in education
Volume number 44
Issue number 1
Start page 87
End page 107
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2003-05
ISSN 1750-8487
Summary Contemporary research and pedagogy related to sexualities and schooling in Australia, Aotearoa1/New Zealand and the United States often focuses on ways to alleviate homophobia and heterosexism in the hope of creating schools that are more inclusive of lesbian and gay (and very rarely bisexual, transgender and intersex2) (LGBTI) teachers and students. Within this paradigm, the notion of what comprises sexualities is often taken as given. Alternatively, researchers and educators may invoke essentialising narratives in order to make arguments for the inclusion of students and teachers who adopt LGBTI identifications. Drawing on a theoretical framework influenced by the work of Deborah Britzman3 and other queer theorists within and outside education this article interrogates these strategies of inclusion. In particular, I focus on research methodologies and pedagogies related to sexualities and schooling devised in the name of inclusion of young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)4 in secondary educational contexts. This analysis, which is based on my doctoral studies, commences with a consideration of queer theories and the art of inclusion. Subsequent to this I analyse pedagogies of inclusion and methodologies of inclusion, and, their nexus with queer theories.
Language eng
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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