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ERIC Number: EJ1214605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0966-9760
How Gender Is Constructed and Experienced in the Social World of the Nursery School
Jones, Charlotte; Aubrey, Carol
International Journal of Early Years Education, v27 n2 p153-169 2019
This case study attempts to capture the way gender is constructed and experienced in the social world of the nursery school. It presents findings from a staff survey, structured and unstructured observations of one male's and one female's professional practice and one-to-one interviews with children aged three to four years. Despite practitioners' reported intentions to challenge traditional notions of gender, construction of traditional gender distinctions was not problematised by staff and was upheld by comments of children. Children appeared to construct themselves in terms of gender stereotypes and were offered only limited alternative gender positions by the male and female practitioners.
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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: United Kingdom (England)