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ERIC Number: EJ1112062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
The Living Gender Curriculum: Helping FCS Students Analyze Gender Stereotypes
Goldstein-Schultz, Martha
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v108 n3 p56-62 2016
The concept of gender stereotypes permeates the lives of youth in the United States. This article provides background information and rationale for incorporating gender stereotype analysis into family and consumer sciences (FCS) coursework. The critical analysis of gender stereotypes includes numerous activities and assessments that encourage students to identify and challenge stereotypes that have an impact on children and adolescents. Each lesson incorporates opportunities to apply the concepts of hegemonic masculinity and emphasized femininity. Literacy strategies and experiential learning approaches involve students as active learners. This paper suggests analysis of numerous mediums such as toy marketing and advertisements to well-known Disney characters. The curriculum also encourages students to analyze high-school rituals and expectations such as dress codes, policies, and classroom gender roles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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