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Zahrulianingdyah, Atiek – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Reproductive health education for early childhood it has been the time to teach, because the demand of the changing times and will affect the child's life when he/she is a teenager. During this time, the reproductive health education, which is in it there is sex education, considered taboo among some communities. They argue that the reproductive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Health Education, Sexuality
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Sherfinski, Melissa; Slocum, Audra – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This case study using ethnographic methods addresses how teachers shape cultural processes related to girlhoods, and the roles of children's play in this dynamic. Poststructuralist theory of the carnival was used to analyze gendered, classed power dynamics within two rural Appalachian preschool classrooms influenced by a popular local festival.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Play, Gender Issues, Power Structure
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Braden, Eliza G.; Rodriguez, Sanjuana C. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2016
This critical content analysis examines the representation of Latinx characters in 15 picture books published in 2013 and identified by Children's Cooperative Book Center (CCBC) as having significant Latinx content. The theoretical framework undergirding this study is Critical Race Theory (Ladson-Billings, 1998; Sol├│rzano & Yosso, 2002;…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Critical Theory
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Kolodziejczyk, Anna M.; Bosacki, Sandra L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study investigated the role of gender plays in the relation between children's theory of mind (ToM) and persuasion. We explored children's use of the belief information of the characters involved within a persuasive situation. In two studies, children (four- to eight-year-olds) performed a comic strip task that described a…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Persuasive Discourse, Gender Differences, Theory of Mind
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Kim, So Jung – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2016
The current study explores how picture books can be used in bilingual classrooms to support more critical understandings of gender stereotypes by preschool children. The research uses a reader-response perspective that stresses the importance of the reader's role in interpreting texts as well as sociocultural theory to analyze the social dynamics…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Bilingual Education, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Issues
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Brody, David L. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
Because professionalism in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is measured by standards relating to caring, men in the field are often held to expectations associated with female behaviors. This research examines the tensions arising from this encounter and explores alternative solutions which male ECEC workers around the world have…
Descriptors: Males, Masculinity, Self Concept, Preschool Teachers
Guthrie, Marcelline Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In California women are underrepresented in the position of superintendent, yet are overrepresented in the field of education. The research questions for this study were (a) What are the processes used to hire superintendents? and (b) What are the processes when a woman is hired as superintendent? This research examined how organizational culture,…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Superintendents, Women Administrators, Organizational Culture
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Woods, Heather; Bosacki, Sandra; Coplan, Robert J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Early childhood educators' (ECE) perceptions of gender roles may contribute to the development of children's own gender-role identities. This qualitative study examined 40 Canadian female ECEs' perceptions of gender and children's shy, aggressive, and prosocial behaviors. Content analysis of extensive interviews revealed three themes: (1) shyness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Hoskins, Kate; Smedley, Sue – History of Education, 2016
Drawing on life-history interview data collected as part of a research project funded by the Froebel Trust, this paper explores the family backgrounds and educational experiences reported by nine women who attended Froebel College located in London in the United Kingdom (UK), in the 1950s and 1960s. Informed by Bourdieu's theories of habitus and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Experience, Womens Education, Educational History
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Arlemalm-Hagser, Eva – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 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…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Preschool Teachers, Physical Environment
Vogler, Pia; Crivello, Gina; Woodhead, Martin – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2008
Children face many important changes in the first eight years of life, including different learning centres, social groups, roles and expectations. Their ability to adapt to such a dynamic and evolving environment directly affects their sense of identity and status within their community over the short and long term. In particular, the key turning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Change, Child Development
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Hyvonen, Pirkko – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
The Finnish educational system and curricula lay emphasis on play, collaboration and equality. Modern educational practices allow the learning environment to be enlarged from indoor classrooms to outdoor playful learning environments (PLEs). PLEs have been constructed in schoolyards in Finland with the goal of increasing learning through play in…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Play, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Wohlwend, Karen E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2009
Drawing upon theories that reconceptualize toys and artifacts as identity texts, this study employs mediated discourse analysis to examine children's videotaped writing and play interactions with princess dolls and stories in one kindergarten classroom. The study reported here is part of a three-year ethnographic study of literacy play in U.S.…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Females, Children, Play
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Lee-Thomas, Kerrin; Sumsion, Jennifer; Roberts, Susan – Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 2005
Despite considerable examination of gender and gender equity within early childhood education, gender inequity remains problematic in many early childhood settings. Using qualitative methods, the study reported in this article investigated four early childhood teachers' understandings about gender and their commitment to promoting gender equity.…
Descriptors: Feminism, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Sex Fairness
Jarvis, Peter, Ed.; Watts, Mary, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
As our understanding of learning focuses on the whole person rather than individual aspects of learning, so the process of learning is beginning to be studied from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines. This handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the contemporary research into learning: it brings together a diverse range of…
Descriptors: Learning, Perception, Cognitive Processes, Nurses
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