ERIC Number: ED374905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Girls and Boys. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets No. 3.
Research on academic subject selection and socialization for girls and boys suggests that a gender imbalance exists in the education of children. This imbalance often results in problems of low self-esteem and a limited sense of career options as children age. Adults in early childhood classrooms need to implement a program in which the teacher is a positive role model and children are encouraged to participate in all activities. Teachers also need to build self-esteem among children through praise that does not perpetuate traditional male and female stereotypes. To be successful, this process must include parents. Suggestions for early childhood teachers on how to integrate an inclusive curriculum involve activities in the following areas: classroom observation, personal philosophy, expectations, children's self-esteem, classroom organization, inclusion of parents in school and at home, and acquisition of professional support. (SW)
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Student Relationship
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($6.25 Australian).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Identifiers - Location: Australia