Opening the Classroom Closet: Sexual Orientation and Self-Disclosure
Allen, Katherine R., Family Relations
In this article, I address two topics that are relevant to family pedagogy: sexual orientation and self-disclosure. I use my teaching experience to demonstrate how content and strategy--in this case, sexual orientation and self-disclosure--can be combined to teach students something important about themselves and about families. By including lesbian, gay, and bisexual perspectives in the classroom in general, and my own experience in particular, I advance my pedagogical aim of teaching more accurate knowledge about families. I illustrate my observations about disclosing sexual orientation with my experience as a teacher and a lesbian, discuss heterosexism and heterosexual privilege in …
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Publication information: Article title: Opening the Classroom Closet: Sexual Orientation and Self-Disclosure. Contributors: Allen, Katherine R. - Author. Journal title: Family Relations. Volume: 44. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 1995. Page number: 136+. © 2002 Family Relations. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.