ERIC Number: ED105992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Guide to Non-Sexist Early Childhood Education.
This guide describes the development of a nonsexist early childhood curriculum designed to make teachers and parents more aware of the sexism existing in society and reflected in our schools. The guide is divided into six chapters: Chapter 1 presents a brief history of the Non-Sexist Child Development Project; Chapter 2 examines some of the basic premises in psychological theory and in teacher training courses concerning children and their development. Chapter 3 evaluates five learning environments in a preschool classroom (housekeeping area, cooking, blocks, outdoor play, and workbench/shop), and suggests guidelines for eliminating rigid sex-role stereotyping in these areas. Chapter 4 outlines four nonsexist curriculum units (Families, Jobs People Do, The Human Body, and Homemaking), and Chapter 5 lists nonsexist early childhood materials that are either commercially produced or hand-made. The last chapter reviews some of the efforts made by the Women's Alliance to engage parents in discussion of the effects of sexism on both boys and girls. An annotated bibliography of nonsexist picture books and a bibliography of nonsexist readings are included. (CS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Books, Child Development, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Humanism, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Parent Participation, Resource Materials, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Action Alliance, Inc., New York, NY.