ERIC Number: ED413078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Ilfeld, Ellen M., Ed.; Hanssen, Elizabeth, Ed.
Coordinators' Notebook: An International Resource for Early Childhood Development, n20 1997
This issue of "Coordinators' Notebook" focuses on gender issues in early childhood. The first article, "Both Halves of the Sky: Gender Socialization in the Early Years," focuses on the arguments that have led to an international call for increased participation of girls in education, an introduction to studies which map young children's experiences, and an overview of the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) methodology which is a community assessment technique used to gather information. A summary of the findings from the six studies is presented, followed by a discussion of what might be done in the future to increase understanding of gender issues. The second article, "Gender Development and Culture--Excerpts from Studies in Six Countries," (Aicha Belarbi) examines the countries of Morocco, Bolivia, Mali, India, Indonesia, and Jamaica. The excerpts are taken from longer studies which present the experiences and findings from each country's gender socialization studies. The final section of this issue, "Network Notes," presents activities of the secretariat, information on the Save the Children program, UNESCO, High/Scope Foundation, Meetings, publications, videotapes, and the calendar. (SD)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Development, Socialization, Womens Education
Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, 6 The Lope, Haydenville, MA 01039; phone: 413-268-7272; fax: 413-268-7279; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; world wide web: http://www.ecdgroup.com
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Sponsor: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; Aga Khan Foundation, London (England).; Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).; Christian Children's Fund Inc., Richmond, VA.; High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, Haydenville, MA.