DISCURSIVE PRACTICES OF GENDER AND TEACHING: A CASE STUDY FROM GREECE

EMMY PAPANASTASIOU

Abstract:

The paper discusses how a primary education teacher who identified himself as gay, enacts, resists and reproduces dominant understandings of gender and sexuality in terms of his own identity and practice in Greece, which is a very conservative and, sometimes, hostile country towards those who do not conform to heteronormativity. The discussion is based on a social constructionist analysis of a semi-structured interview. It provides the readers with interesting stimulating data and can be the starting point of an interesting conversation about the potential struggles that LGTBIQ+ teachers and LGTBIQ+ people in general face in Greece. It is part of a larger research project regarding gender and educational leadership in Greece.

Keywords:
teachers, education, sexuality, Greece

DOI: 10.20472/TE.2020.8.1.004

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APA citation:
EMMY PAPANASTASIOU (2020). Discursive Practices of Gender and Teaching: A Case Study from Greece. International Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. VIII(1), pp. 47-63. , DOI: 10.20472/TE.2020.8.1.004


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