The Pedagogical Possibilities of Critically Examining Gender and Sexuality in Initial Teacher Education Through the Lens of Intersex

Bromdal, Annette and Davis, Ian ORCID: (2020) The Pedagogical Possibilities of Critically Examining Gender and Sexuality in Initial Teacher Education Through the Lens of Intersex. In: Inclusive Theory and Practice in Special Education. Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, United States, pp. 99-123. ISBN 9781799829027


Although pre-service Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers may be acquainted with media headlines categorizing intersex bodies as “deviant,” “non-biological,” “different,” and/or “non-natural” in their reporting on eligibility testing in women’s elite sports, few appear to be familiar with what intersex includes and what these tests were designed to reveal. Drawing on Evan and Rich’s advocacy to critically analyse body-policies with strong normative body-pedagogies, this chapter unpacks how athletes marked by this category cannot be understood as separate from the corporeal instructions and ‘authorities’ that mark and regulate their bodily representation. The chapter inspires and encourages HPE teachers to take the ‘risk’ of engaging students in disruptive practices which explore the inscription of power onto particular bodies and abilities in sports and how they as both pedagogues and members of society are all ethically implicated in these relations of power.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 01:13
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 05:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-service teachers; Health and Physical Education (HPE); sports; intersex students; body-policies; body-pedagogies
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940113 Gender and Sexualities
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