Gender Play

Girls and Boys in School

Author: Barrie Thorne

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813519234

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Thorne, a professor of sociology at the University of Southern California, offers her insightful observations of elementary school students in class and at play. Though, as she admits, her status as an adult and an observer may have affected what happened around her, Thorne presents a fascinating account of how children divide themselves--and how others divide them--along gender lines. Breaking students into teams for contests and the eternal game of "cooties" (a contamination attributed more often to girls than boys) reveal much about the microcosm that these students inhabit, and an extensive look at the tomboy, both in literature and in life, compares her ambiguity (sometimes an insult, sometimes a compliment) to the negative attitudes often elicited by gender-crossing in the other direction. Thorne argues convincingly against the theories of scholars like Deborah Tannen and Carol Gilligan that boys and girls have different "cultures," and she attempts to discourage "gender antagonism." A final section offers concrete steps for teachers to take in forming the attitudes--about gender and other topics--of coming generations.

Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education

International perspectives on gender and care

Author: Simon Brownhill,Jo Warin,Inga Wernersson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317631668

Category: Education

Page: 137

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This stimulating book sets out to critically explore the notion of men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education. It addresses the global pattern of gender, teaching and care where men are in the minority, and explores the notion that the greater involvement of men within teaching and associated professions has the potential to transform gender relations for future generations. International contributors raise critical questions about the construction of masculinities, the continuing reluctance of men to engage in this type of work, and the influence of political and public debates on the issue. Through this engaging discussion readers are asked to question whether this is something that we should care about, with key topics including: The roles of men in education and care Teachers’ beliefs, norms and values of gender equality The construction of male identities Gendered ideals, and children’s interpretations of gender. Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education brings together a refreshing and critical set of perspectives linked to an increasingly important educational debate and will be a valuable text for practitioners, professionals, policy makers and parents/carers.

Boys And Girls In The Primary Classroom

Author: Skelton, Christine,Francis, Becky

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335227902

Category: Education

Page: 201

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This book illustrates how gender equity (and inequality) occurs in primary classrooms. It uses the findings of current research to provide teachers with recommendations for promoting equity amongst boys and girls.

Psychology and Education

Author: Karen Legge,Philippe Harari

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435806552

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 86

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Part of a series of textbooks which have been written to support A levels in psychology. The books use real life applications to make theories come alive for students and teach them what they need to know. Readers are encouraged to use aims, methods, results and conclusions of the key studies to support their own arguments. Exam-style questions provide students with the opportunity to use their knowledge and practice exam questions. Answers are provided.

Gender Bias in School Text Books

Author: N.A

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9780850924466

Category: Sex discrimination in education

Page: 96

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Gender bias in school textbooks takes many forms and is often subtle and difficult to detect. It creates and sustains a view of the world in which male activity and male persons are of primary importance and of greatest value, while female activity and female persons are marginalised, made invisible or downgraded.This book has been produced in response to the lack of information on gender bias in existing textbooks in the countries of the Commonwealth. Section I presents three major studies of primary school textbooks, one in the Caribbean, one in Asia and one in Africa. Section II describes inclusive language and provides guidelines for textbook writers and producers. Section III assists teachers and teacher educators to develop strategies. Section IV provides a guide to evaluating gender bias in specific textbooks and other materials used in primary school classrooms.

Race in the Schoolyard

Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities

Author: Amanda Lewis

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813547032

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Could your kids be learning a fourth R at school: reading, writing, 'rithmatic, and race? Race in the Schoolyard takes us to a place most of us seldom get to see in action+ our children's classrooms+ and reveals the lessons about race that are communicated there. Amanda E. Lewis spent a year observing classes at three elementary schools, two multiracial urban and one white suburban. While race of course is not officially taught like multiplication and punctuation, she finds that it nonetheless insinuates itself into everyday life in schools.Lewis explains how the curriculum, both expressed and hidden, conveys many racial lessons. While teachers and other school community members verbally deny the salience of race, she illustrates how it does influence the way they understand the world, interact with each other, and teach children. This eye-opening text is important reading for educators, parents, and scholars alike.

Battleground: A-K

Author: Sandra Mathison,E. Wayne Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313339424

Category: Education

Page: 737

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Alphabetically arranged entries provide information on ninety-three controversial public education issues in the United States, including afterschool programs, class size, dropouts, nutrition in school, sexuality education, textbooks, and more.

A great balancing act

equitable education for girls and boys

Author: Anne Chapman,National Association of Independent Schools

Publisher: Natl Assn of Independent


Category: Education

Page: 156

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