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Negotiating the Self: Identity, Sexuality, and Emotion in Learning to Teach


reviewed by Laurel Lampela — 2003

coverTitle: Negotiating the Self: Identity, Sexuality, and Emotion in Learning to Teach
Author(s): Kate Evans
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415932556 , Pages: , Year: 2002
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How does a lesbian or gay man negotiate her/his identity as a preservice teacher?  Do teacher education programs confront issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people?  Kate Evans addresses these issues in Negotiating the Self: Identity, Sexuality, and Emotion in Learning to Teach.  Using case studies of four preservice teachers including three lesbians and one gay man, Evans illustrates the difficulties each has experienced and the ways each has negotiated her/his queer self at home, at the university and as a member of a teacher education cohort.             I highly recommend that all supervisors of student teachers, cooperating teachers, and preservice teachers read Evans” book since it will provide an excellent framework for understanding the heteronormativity prevalent in our universities, teacher education programs, and public schools today.               Beginning with the first chapter Evans confronts and acknowledges her own biases in conducting her research and in writing about it.  As an out lesbian in a life-partnership with another teacher, Evans clearly positions herself as a strong ally and supporter of recognizing... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 4, 2003, p. 601-604
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11035, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 11:04:26 AM

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  • Laurel Lampela
    University of New Mexico
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    LAUREL LAMPELA is an associate professor of art education at the University of New Mexico. She is the co-editor of the anthology From Our Voices: Art Educators and Artists Speak Out About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Issues, 2003, Kendall/Hunt Publishers. She is the co-founder of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Issues Caucus of the National Art Education Association and has published book chapters and articles on issues of gender and sexual identity in the visual arts.
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