A1 Journal article (refereed)
"Ei tehdä mitään numeroo" : heteronormatiivisuus ja sukupuolen moninaisuus liikunnanopettajien puhetavoissa seksuaali- ja sukupuolivähemmistöihin kuuluvista oppilaista (2020)


Berg, P., & Kokkonen, M. (2020). "Ei tehdä mitään numeroo" : heteronormatiivisuus ja sukupuolen moninaisuus liikunnanopettajien puhetavoissa seksuaali- ja sukupuolivähemmistöihin kuuluvista oppilaista. Kasvatus, 51(3), 343-355.


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Berg, Päivi; Kokkonen, Marja

Journal or series: Kasvatus

ISSN: 0022-927X

eISSN: 2737-0658

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 51

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 343-355

Publisher: Suomen Kasvatustieteellinen Seura ry ; Koulutuksen tutkimuslaitos

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73544


Abstract

In our article, we examine the ways in which physical education (PE) teachers talk about gender and sexual minority students in PE. The data consists of interviews with ten PE teachers and 105 PE teachers' online questionnaire responses. On the one hand, using qualitative content analysis, we analyse how heteronormativity characterises the discourses and practices adopted in PE, and on the other hand, we track gender diversity discourses and non-heteronormative practices. The PE teachers' talk revealed that gendered practices are predominant in PE. However, these practices are also challenged by attempts to use non-gendered language and to assist the LGBTIQ+ students in overcoming gendered group divisions. The PE teachers see that the best ways to enhance non-discrimination of gender and sexual minorities include influencing the students' attitudes, emphasising "tolerance", and advocating equal treatment without "making a fuss". These objectives are pursued by emphasising individuality and gender-neutrality. We consider that equality and gender awareness are important in teacher education also in the future.


Keywords: physical education (upbringing); physical education (school subject); physical education teachers; gender sensitivity; heteronormativity; sexual minorities; gender; gender minorities; equality (values); equality (fundamental rights)

Free keywords: heteronormativity; physical education; PE teachers; gender minorities; sexual minorities; equality; non-discrimination


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Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 2


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