Negotiating intimate identity: Experiences of two homosexual and lesbian preservice music instructors

Negotiating intimate identity: Experiences of two homosexual and lesbian preservice music instructors

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Abstract

Few studies in neuro-scientific instructor training have actually analyzed the experiences of gay and preservice that is lesbian. Donahue (2007) implies that homosexual and lesbian preservice teachers struggle with how exactly to negotiate their identity that is sexual as instructors. This intrinsic research study explored just exactly how two preservice music instructors hid or disclosed their homosexual or lesbian identification throughout their studentteaching placements. The individuals had been enrolled in two various universities in midwestern states. Brett, whom defined as homosexual, taught with a right feminine cooperating instructor in a tiny, rural community; Nicole, whom defined as lesbian, taught with two lesbian cooperating instructors in a setting that is suburban. Each pupil instructor took part in three interviews and supplied weekly journal entries via e-mail throughout the 16-week semester. Brett’s within-case analysis revealed the following themes: Selectively sharing information that is personal and dealing with the teacher that is cooperating. Nicole’s within-case analysis yielded the themes that are following Cooperating instructors as part models and being released to a pupil who she knew to be always a lesbian. Continue reading