Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood

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This rich collection of academic essays comes from a leading and diverse group of early childhood scholars from around the United States and Europe. Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood addresses important topics such as:

  • Gender stereotypes acquired in early childhood
  • Effects that stereotyping has on young children
  • The history of gender and early childhood education
  • Gender portrayal in children's books
  • Gender roles and healthy sexuality development
  • Gender considerations in setting up interest areas in preschool
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605540214
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 1,523,135
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamar Jacobson, PhD, is the chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Rider University. She has been an early childhood teacher, director, and instructor and presents at workshops across the country.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Bryan G. Nelson Nelson, Bryan G.

Introduction: Understanding Our Gender Identity: Connecting the Personal with the Professional Tamar Jacobson Jacobson, Tamar 1

1. Practical Applications from the History of Gender and Early Childhood Education Dorothy W. Hewes Hewes, Dorothy W. 21

2. Discussing Gender Eila Estola Estola, Eila 39

3. Do Daddies Wear Lipstick? and Other Child-Teacher Conversations Exploring Constructions of Gender Hema Visweswaraiah Visweswaraiah, Hema 59

4. One Hundred Hotdogs, or Performing Gender in the Elementary Classroom Gail Masuchika Boldl Boldl, Gail Masuchika 77

5. Encouraging Men in Their Conversations with Children Stephen Garretson Garretson, Stephen 95

6. Gender Portrayal in Early Childhood Children's Books Cynthia A. Roberts Roberts, Cynthia A. 111

7. Using Picture Books and Literary Experience to Help Boys and Girls Develop Literacy and Socio-Emotional Skills Debby Zambo Zambo, Debby 127

8. The Role of Early Childhood in Gender Differences in Mathematics Sylvia Buigar Buigar, Sylvia 155

9. Block Building in the Primary Classroom as a Gender Equalizer in Math and Science Debra Dyer Dyer, Debra 179

10. Healthy Sexuality Development and Gender Roles in Early Childhood Kent Chrisman Chrisman, Kent 191

11. Creating Preschool Classroom Environments That Promote Gender Equity Lisa Mufson Koeppel Koeppel, Lisa Mufson 205

12. Lessons Learned Early: Girls Wait Sonja de Groot Kim Kim, Sonja de Groot 231

13. Men in Education: Reframing the Gender Issue Shaun Johnson Johnson, Shaun 247

Contributors 271

Index 277

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