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Boldt, Gail, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2020
For this edition of the "Bank Street Occasional Paper Series," educators were invited to share stories from their practice: times when they utilized children's literature and conversations to address real life; the difficult topics that children experience through the mirror of their own experiences or the windows of their peers,…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods
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Young, Craig A. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article presents the results of a thorough content analysis of 28 LGBTQ award-winning picturebooks. As a queer teacher educator working with pre-service elementary teachers, I wanted to find out how the queer picturebooks available for use in my students' classrooms were any good at helping them and their future students understand that…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Picture Books
Creany, Anne Drolett – 1995
The likelihood that books can shape children's gender role attitudes and transmit gender role stereotypes increases the need for non-sexist children's literature. This paper explores the appearance of gender in Caldecott Award winning children's books. Picture books, trade books, content books and basal readers were inspected in the 1970s for the…
Descriptors: Awards, Books, Characterization, Childhood Attitudes
Lundgren, Elisabeth – 2001
Strong girls and bright colors characterize many Swedish picture books in recent years. The girls are visible and active, and the books also include many wise mothers. The picture books deal with a variety of subjects, ranging from very difficult subjects like death to pure nonsense. Sweden has many good illustrators who work experimentally with…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Females, Foreign Countries, Foreign Language Books
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Crisp, Thomas; Hiller, Brittany – Children's Literature in Education, 2011
A number of previous studies have addressed gender role-stereotyping in Caldecott Award-winning picturebooks. Building upon the extensive scholarship examining representations of females in Caldecott books, this current study offers a critical investigation of how gender is represented in Caldecott Medal-winning literature from 1938 to 2011 by…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Sex Role, Childrens Literature, Femininity
Mosely, Joyce J. – 1997
The United States has a culturally diverse society. Since children are influenced by what they see and hear at a young age, the aim of this study was to determine if the picture book collection of the Robert Fulton Elementary School Library (Cleveland, Ohio) reflects the cultural diversity of its students. The secondary objective was to ensure…
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Childrens Literature
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1993
Discusses 24 picture and chapter books (published in 1991 or 1992) that feature strong or interesting male and female characters. Notes that all have the potential to spark readers to think about what it means to them to be a boy or girl (or a man or a woman) in a particular culture. (RS)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Sex Role
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Kuchirko, Yana A.; Schatz, Jacob L.; Fletcher, Katelyn K.; Tamis-Lemonda, Catherine S. – Journal of Child Language, 2020
We examined the functions of mothers' speech to infants during two tasks -- book-sharing and bead-stringing -- in low-income, ethnically diverse families. Mexican, Dominican, and African American mothers and their infants were video-recorded sharing wordless books and toy beads in the home when infants were aged 1;2 and 2;0. Mothers' utterances…
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Interpersonal Communication, Speech Communication
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Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Fekonja-Peklaj, Urska; Podlesek, Anja – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2012
Storytelling represents an aspect of children's general language competence. The characteristics of the home literacy environment, especially joint reading between parents and children, have a significant effect on children's storytelling. The purpose of this study was to explore the age differences in the storytelling of three- to six-year-old…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Developmental Psychology, Family Environment, Picture Books
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Anggard, Eva – Gender and Education, 2005
In this article, young children's narration in words and pictures is discussed from a gender perspective. The article is based on a project in which eight pre-school children made their own books. In their stories, the children reused narratives picked up from different media, both traditional fairytales and popular cultural products. The reuse of…
Descriptors: Narration, Females, Preschool Children, Males
Pankake, Anita, Ed.; Schroth, Gwen, Ed.; Funk, Carole, Ed. – 2000
This work offers stories and poems from women school executives who rely on inner and external spiritual guides in their careers, and offers insight about the effective use of mentoring. Section 1, "The Professional Self," includes 14 narratives about the experiences of women superintendents, leadership metaphors, gender differences in leadership…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Evaluation, Career Ladders
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Peterson, Sharyl Bender; Lach, Mary Alyce – Gender and Education, 1990
Examines gender stereotyping in children's picture books. A survey of current material indicates only a small increase in the number and prominence of female characters. Discusses the history of gender stereotypes in children's literature and their effect on cognitive development. (DM)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development, Content Analysis
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Boyatzis, Chris J.; Eades, Julie – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1999
Examined sex differences in preschoolers' and kindergartners' art generation and preference. First, researchers assessed gender stereotypicality in their drawings and preferences for pictures. Both sexes drew somewhat gender stereotypical pictures. Next, when choosing coloring book pictures to color, boys chose masculine and girls chose feminine…
Descriptors: Art Products, Early Childhood Education, Freehand Drawing, Kindergarten Children
Redondo, Angela Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Our current education system depends exclusively on standardization, accountability, and test scores, which often limits the learning within the classroom. This type of curriculum does not include children as contributors, their lived cultural experiences, or their voices and cultural diversity. The intent of this dissertation was to connect…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Critical Literacy
Linville, Darla, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2017
Educators concerned with social justice are working in very different social and legal contexts than when they first began to take up the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) lives in the school and the curriculum. The growing number of countries that have legalized same-sex marriage, the recent US Supreme Court…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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