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dc.contributor.supervisor Wallin, Dawn (Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Reinhardt, Troy Rodney
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-21T16:07:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-21T16:07:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/14308
dc.description.abstract This study examined the reflections of gender nonconforming men on their lived-experiences as boys in the heteronormative environment of high schools. Participants self-selected for the study based on their perceptions of being othered as boys in high school due to their nonconforming expression of gender. The study targeted men who had graduated with a Manitoba High School Diploma within the last 5 years. The methodology of this study was underpinned by an interpretivist theoretical perspective. The purpose of the research and the positioning of the researcher were influenced by the socially critical research paradigm. Narrative methods were utilized for the reporting; the lived experiences of the participants while in high school. The study found that high schools continue to be heteronormative environments that present difficulties for gender nonconforming boys. Although participants felt that the situation in high schools may be improving, all felt that much more can, and should, be done to improve conditions for gender nonconforming youth. Findings suggest that policy and practice at the school, district, and provincial levels need to be examined and, where necessary, changed to address the treatment of gender nonconforming boys in high schools. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject gender nonconformity en_US
dc.subject heteronormativity en_US
dc.subject hegemonic masculinity en_US
dc.subject queer theory en_US
dc.title Gender nonconforming boys: a qualitative study of lived experiences in high school en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Taylor, Catherine (University of Winnipeg) Rottman, Cindy (Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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