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dc.contributor.authorHeinz, Manuela
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Elaine
dc.contributor.authorDavison, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-31T14:06:42Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-08
dc.identifier.citationHeinz, Manuela, Keane, Elaine, & Davison, Kevin. (2017). Sexualities of initial teacher education applicants in the Republic of Ireland: addressing the hidden dimension of diversity in teaching. Journal of Education for Teaching, 43(1), 99-116. doi: 10.1080/02607476.2017.1251103en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1360-0540
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/6779
dc.description.abstractWhile research and policy recommendations internationally have pointed to the need to diversify teaching populations with regard to ethnicity, social class background and, to a lesser extent, dis/ability, there is a paucity of research addressing sexualities as a diversity dimension in teaching. This article explores Initial Teacher Education (ITE) applicants and entrants (N=746) sexualities and the intersections of sexualities with other socio-demographic background variables and career motivations. Our analysis suggests that the topic of sexual orientation caused high levels of discomfort among respondents and that sexual minority student teachers are underrepresented in ITE cohorts in Ireland. The socio-demographic and motivational profiles of our non-heterosexual respondents generally mirrored those of their heterosexual counterparts. Non-heterosexual respondents reported a stronger motivation to affect social change and lower levels of participation in religious services. Findings are discussed within the context of persisting cultural and institutional barriers for sexual minority (student) teachers in Irish schools and in ITE.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Education for Teachingen
dc.subjectTeacher education applicantsen_IE
dc.subjectDiversityen_IE
dc.subjectSexualityen_IE
dc.subjectSocial justiceen_IE
dc.subjectEducationen_IE
dc.titleSexualities of initial teacher education applicants in the Republic of Ireland: Addressing the hidden dimension of diversity in teachingen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2017-08-31T13:58:53Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02607476.2017.1251103
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2017.1251103en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.description.embargo2019-05-08
dc.internal.rssid11528586
dc.local.contactManuela Heinz, Education, Aras De Brun, Nui Galway. Email: manuela.heinz@nuigalway.ie
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