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ERIC Number: EJ930635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
When Boys Won't Be Boys: Discussing Gender with Young Children
Katch, Hannah; Katch, Jane
Harvard Educational Review, v80 n3 p379-391 Fall 2010
In this Voices Inside Schools essay, Hannah Katch and Jane Katch reflect on gender roles and how they are enacted in the classroom. When Timothy, a student in Jane's kindergarten class, refuses to count himself as one of the boys during a math lesson, Jane begins a conversation about social constructions of gender with her daughter, Hannah. Writing in separate voices, Jane, whose narrative appears in plain text, and Hannah, whose narrative appears in italics, raise critical questions about the rigidity of gender roles and the importance of discussing gender with young children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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