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ERIC Number: EJ795013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
They Say It's a Cultural Matter: Gender and Ethnicity at Preschool
Lappalainen, Sirpa
European Educational Research Journal, v3 n3 p642-656 2004
This article is part of an ethnographic study in two preschool classes, which aims to explore issues of nationality, ethnicity, gender, and citizenship. It explores firstly, the ways in which nationality, ethnicity and gender are discussed and negotiated by preschool girls at the age of six and how they become positioned in national space and secondly, how gendered citizenship is constructed in the educational practices of the preschool. The article draws on field notes and interviews with children, teachers, and parents. The theoretical starting points have been the sociological theorisations of childhood, poststructuralist feminist research and postcolonial theorisations. The article specifically looks at the interpretational resources, which girls have in their subject formation, and explores how preschool as an educational institution deals with ethnicity and gender. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A