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ERIC Number: EJ1285754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Exposing Preschool Children to Counterstereotypical Professional Role Models Using Audiovisual Means: A Small Study in a Preschool in Greece
Doni, Eleni
Early Childhood Education Journal, v49 n2 p295-302 Mar 2021
The presence of gender-related professional stereotypes has been detected as early as preschool. The value of counterstereotypical role model interventions in triggering changes in the gender perceptions of children has been extensively researched with varying results. In the present study, drawing on the operational tool of exposing children to counterstereotypes, we organized a 2-day activity with a view to both exploring preschool children's gender perceptions of a range of professions, and to determining whether children were triggered to change these preconceptions after their exposure to counter-stereotypes. A video documentary was shown to the children, containing interviews of women in non-traditional professional roles. The participants were asked questions about the gender suitability of each profession before and after viewing the documentary. The results show a significant effect of the exposure only for half of the professions.
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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: Greece