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Boys don’t play with dolls: accounts of homophobia and exclusion in school

Glazzard, Jonathan and Myers, Richard (2015) Boys don’t play with dolls: accounts of homophobia and exclusion in school. Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, 3 (4). pp. 153-166. ISSN 2454-1834

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Homosexuality remains an underdeveloped and controversial area of educational research. This study investigates the perceptions of both heterosexual and gay male adults’ experiences of their educational experiences in England. Semi- structured interviews were used to collect data relating to the informants’ experiences of their education. The data were subsequently formatted as accounts which are presented in this paper. This research examines the accounts of three young males and their experiences of homophobia during their primary and secondary education. The accounts powerfully illustrate the ways in which homophobic discourses within schools can marginalise pupils in various ways. Additionally, the data also illustrate how the prevalence of heteronormative practices within schools can position heterosexual pupils as outsiders

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Early Years Childhood Youth and Community Research
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Depositing User: Jonathan Glazzard
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 12:52
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 18:02


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