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dc.contributor.authorHogan, Darragh
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:23:50Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:23:50Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.citationDarragh Hogan, 'Exploring performance of LGBTQ Sexualities in Irish Primary Schools in 2019.', [Thesis], 2019-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/92114
dc.descriptionProfessional Masters of Education
dc.description.abstractSchools are located as a site of heteronormativity for Irish LGBTQ teachers, which become sites which pose problems ( Higgins et al., 2015; Neary, 2013). 2015 was a year of legislative change, with a referendum granting same-sex couple legal rights of marriage, the Gender Recognition Act and amendment of Section 37.1 of the EEA. These legislations show support and a changing landscape for LGBTQ teachers (Rhodes, 2015). This research seeks to explore how LGBTQ teachers perform their sexuality in Irish Primary schools in 2019. I conducted the research using a queer framework to explore this. Research was carried out using qualitative methods through semi structured interviews with a sample of six Irish primary school teachers. I found that Irish LGBTQ teachers, found the protection offered via security of tenure a vital feature to coming out in Irish primary schools. Following this school climate became another important feature which overrode concerns surrounding ethos in disclosing ones sexuality. A key unearthing, is that even as teachers try to undermine heteronormativity through a post-coming out and post-gay rhetoric, they create their identity through sameness of heterosexual teachers and in doing so makes non-normative LGBTQ identities more problematic. Clothing and appearance is found contrasting the literature as an arena in which management does not occur. Management does however occur in the staffroom in relation to Moira’s camp performance, with Moira instead performing an inauthentic performances of self. This research calls for education and curriculum to be queered rather than discrete curriculum areas, to fully allow LGBTQ individuals a place in Irish primary schools.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories
dc.subject.lcshHeteronormativity
dc.subject.lcshLGBTQ teachers
dc.subject.lcshSexuality
dc.subject.lcshIrish primary schools
dc.titleExploring performance of LGBTQ Sexualities in Irish Primary Schools in 2019.
dc.typeThesis
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