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ERIC Number: ED080169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 22
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Liberating Young Children from Sex Roles: Experiences in Day Care Centers, Play Groups, and Free Schools.
MacEwan, Phyllis Taube
The efforts and experiences of some day care centers and other preschool groups in trying to free children from sex roles are discussed. The booklet is organized under the following topics: (1) teaching sex role stereotypes--the ways adults consciously and unconsciously teach them; (2) confronting children's acts of exclusion--experiences in teaching children not to exclude others from their play because of sex role stereotypes; (3) helping individual children break out--experience with individual children whose behavior expressed an unspoken acceptance of sex role stereotypes; (4) what kind of models are we?--instances of blatant and subtle sexism among teachers and parents and between adults and children and instances of positive alternatives to sexism. The influence of first hand experiences with an anti-sexist curriculum is discussed. The necessity of beginning anti-sexist teaching with examination of one's own attitudes and behavior is again emphasized. A concluding section discusses the political and social implications of the liberation of people from their sex roles. A brief bibliography of non-sexist books for young children is appended. (KM)
The New England Free Press, 791 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 ($0.25)
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