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LGBT teachers’ negotiations of schools in Ireland

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Show simple item record Neary, Aoife 2017-03-15T08:56:59Z 2017-03-15T08:56:59Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description Full text of "New Foundations: School “Ethos” and LGBT Sexualities: Summary Report" available at
dc.description.abstract In negotiating their everyday lives in schools in Ireland, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teachers experience deep identity conflicts and struggles with school culture that involve continuous self-censorship and emotional investment (Neary 2012; Gowran 2004). Given the deep silences that have surrounded LGBT sexualities in Irish schools, initiatives that have raised awareness among education partners, school leaders and guidance counsellors about the importance of explicit mentioning of homophobic bullying and sexual orientation in school policies (GLEN 2012) and the recent action plan for tackling homophobic bullying have been welcome progress (Department of Education and Skills 2013). However, it is clear that a gap exists between policy and its implementation in schools where teachers’ struggles with normative and cultural practices are evidence of the working of heteronormativity in Irish schools. In this paper, I will present an overview of research with LGBT primary and second-level teachers in Ireland and highlight some central issues and complexities in relation to the conference theme School ’Ethos’ and LGBT sexualities. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Irish Reseach Council en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Foundations: School “Ethos” and LGBT Sexualities;pp. 55-63
dc.subject LGBT en_US
dc.subject teachers en_US
dc.subject schools en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title LGBT teachers’ negotiations of schools in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2017-03-15T08:48:13Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status non-peer-reviewed

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