Gender in Early Childhood


Gender in Early Childhood explores the ways in which young children perceive, and are perceived, as gendered individuals and members of a gendered society. Careful research is brought to bear on a wide range of issues, from the construction of the child's identity by extended family immediately after birth, through early play and literacy activities. Also considered here in groundbreaking analyses are sexual orientation and its implications for early gender identifications, children's involvement with technology, and the gender expectations of young children with disabilities. The diverse range and content of the research will make this book a valuable resource for all those interested in the education of young children, and helpful in the development of individual teachers' thinking and practice in relation to gender equity among young children.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Nicola Yelland
  • Susan Grieshaber
  • Anna Bower
  • Keith Gilbert
  • Virginia Casper
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998


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