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Volume 55, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0007-8204
  • E-ISSN: 1943-2216


In this essay, two English language arts teacher educators reflect on their efforts to live out a queer anti-oppressive pedagogy and explore tensions in navigating emotionality and discomfort.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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