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ERIC Number: EJ908422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Gender Choreography and Micro-Structures--Early Childhood Professionals' Understanding of Gender Roles and Gender Patterns in Outdoor Play and Learning
Arlemalm-Hagser, Eva
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v18 n4 p515-525 Dec 2010
The purpose of this article is to illustrate how pre-school professionals understand the notion of gender-equity work in a Swedish context, in particular play and learning in the pre-school playground. The study draws on socio-cultural and gender theories. Of the four participating pre-schools, three of them have programs that focus especially on gender education. Video recording and focus group discussions are used as research methods. The findings show that outdoor play and learning are seldom problematised from a gender perspective. All pre-schools had a common rhetoric to counteract inequity in the pre-school program. The concepts of gender patterns and gender roles were very problematic, and the professionals had different understandings of the notions and how to put them into practice. Affordances and activities showed different types of gender constructions, in which both professionals and children were active.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden