Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood

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Tamar Jacobson
Redleaf Press, 2011 - Education - 286 pages
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This rich collection of academic essays comes from a leading and diverse group of early childhood scholars from around the United States and Europe. Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood addresses important topics such as:

  • Gender stereotypes acquired in early childhood
  • Effects that stereotyping has on young children
  • The history of gender and early childhood education
  • Gender portrayal in children's books
  • Gender roles and healthy sexuality development
  • Gender considerations in setting up interest areas in preschool

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Contents

Foreword by Bryan G Nelson
1
Discussing Gender
12
Encouraging Men in Their Conversations with Children
95
Gender Portrayal in Early Childhood Childrens Books
111
Using Picture Books and Literary Experiences to Help Boys
127
The Role of Early Childhood in Gender Differences
155
DebraDyer
179
Healthy Sexuality Development and Gender Roles in Early
191
Creating Preschool Classroom Environments That Promote
205
Girls Wait
231
Reframing the Gender Issue
247
Contributors
271
Index
277
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About the author (2011)

Tamar Jacobson, PhD, is chair of the Department of Teacher Education and coordinator of early childhood education at Rider University. Dr. Jacobson has also served as an early childhood consultant, program coordinator and director, and counselor for parents of young children. She presents at state, regional, and national conferences, including keynote addresses, panel presentations, and conference workshops. Dr. Jacobson is also the author of "Don't Get So Upset!" published by Redleaf Press.

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