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Navigating The Heteronormative Public Education System: Lesbian and Gay Educators' Experiences in Educational Leadership

Abstract The experiences of lesbian and gay (LG) administrators in school and district-level positions are different than their heterosexual counterparts, not just because their social lenses are different, but because the policies and climates of the communities where they work has a significant impact on their relationships with stakeholder groups in the schools/offices. In this qualitative study I document and analyze the stories of LG educators, how they navigate their professional relationships, how they evolve as leaders, and their understanding of how their choices to be out or not have influenced their careers and professional relationships. The study also explores how performativity and sexuality relate to the professional relationships of ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Anderson, Shannon (Author) / Powers, Jeanne (Advisor) / Fischman, Gustavo (Advisor) / Carlson, David Lee (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Educational leadership / Gay / Heteronormative / Lesbian / Narrative
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 119 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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