Troubling Anti-Oppressive Education

  • Dennis A. Francis
Part of the Queer Studies and Education book series (QSTED)


There are clear parallels between Kumashiro’s writing and the work of South African scholars on how anti-oppressive education has been conceptualized. In this chapter, I bring together Kumashiro’s anti-oppressive framework and the South African scholarship on gender and sexuality diversity and schooling, to trouble how the teaching and learning of non-heterosexualities happen. Kumashiro makes a whole lot of sense, and so I use his work while remaining critical, and, similarly, use the various South African writings that add a whole lot of understanding and context.


Sexual Minority Sexuality Diversity Queer Theory Broad Description Social Oppression 
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  • Dennis A. Francis
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social AnthropologyStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa

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