Together and Equal: Fostering Cooperative Play and Promoting Gender Equity in Early Childhood Programs

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Allyn and Bacon, 1997 - Education - 250 pages
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This book is a gold mine of ideas, examples, activities and resources to help teachers, future teachers, care givers and administrators formulate and implement goals for fostering gender equity and cooperation between the sexes. The reader will find strategies for developing awareness and changing behavior; plans for arranging a classroom to encourage cross-gender play; tried and true activities for encouraging cooperation between girls and boys; unique ideas for circle time and story time activiti es which develop understanding of and respect for both genders; an extensive annotated bibliography of non-sexist books for children ages 2-8; novel approaches to working with parents on gender issues; non-threatening suggestions for self-evaluation and working productively with colleagues; helpful samples of letters, newsletter articles, goal statements, etc.; and resource lists and bibliographies. In this book, gender equity and cooperation between the sexes emerge as vital components of any successful developmentally appropriate early childhood program.

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Chapter Three Togetherness
Library Corner Suggestions
Cooking Projects
Holiday Thoughts
Chapter Four
Chapter Six Building Compatible Partnerships with Parents
Chapter Seven Heightening Your Awareness

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Metzger is winner of a Reviewers' Choice Award and a National Readers' Choice Award.

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