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ERIC Number: EJ844076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1715-2461
I Know! It's Backwards Day! Gender Roles and William's Doll
Van de Kleut, Geraldine
Ontario Action Researcher, v10 n1 article 3 2007
This article presents a case study of an exploration of gender roles in a second-grade classroom. The author discusses some of the discursive identities in which she and her students are positioned, and then uses the picture book William's Doll to introduce a discussion of discursive gender identities with her students. She then asks students to step outside their discursive gender roles and to reflect on that experience. The data generated by this study point to new directions for talking with students about how they are positioned, and position themselves, in multiple and contradictory discourses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada