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ERIC Number: EJ816977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Gender Sensitive Teaching: A Reflective Approach for Early Childhood Education Teacher Training Programs
Zaman, Ahmed
Education, v129 n1 p110-118 Fall 2008
It is evident from literature that boys, especially African-American boys are viewed as "troublemakers" and this perception begins with teachers at the preschool level. In this paper, the author examines whether or not students in early childhood education from a community college receive adequate gender-sensitivity training. The students from a teacher education program established baseline by assessing their own attitude about teaching boys and girls using a Likert-type scale. Results revealed the existence of diverse attitude (neutral, negative, and positive). This paper proposes the infusion of nonsexist approach through a Reflective Based Observation (RBO) scheme to be incorporated in an observation course. This would help early childhood students to engage in self-reflection about their attitudes and expectations about boys, and the effect of these attitudes and expectations on their teaching. (Contains 3 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A