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Matching parents’ efforts: How teachers can resist heteronormativity in early education settings

Alexandra C. Gunn and Nicola Surtees

This article looks at the experiences of same-gender parents and their children when they encounter and challenge heteronormativity in early education settings. Drawing on a study that investigated how lesbians and gay men create and maintain family in contemporary New Zealand society, the article highlights the disparity between family experiences and inclusive legislation and policy and draws attention to practices that affirm these families’ diversity and protect their rights to full inclusion.

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