Playing It Straight: Uncovering Gender Discourse in the Early Childhood Classroom

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Education - 220 pages
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In particular, this book uses alternative theoretical perspectives to focus on how young children are 'doing' gender in kindergarten classroom.
Rather than relying exclusively on biological and socialization theories of gender construction, Blaise breaks down theoretical barriers with new understandings of how gender is socially and politically constructed by young children.
 

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Contents

What do they Offer?
1
2 Researching with Children in the Early Childhood Classroom
35
3 Uncovering the Heterosexual Matrix
55
Power Broker
93
A Risk Taker
127
The Good Girl
161
7 Rethinking Gender and Early Childhood Teaching
183
Appendix
191
References
193
Index
199
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About the author (2012)

Mindy Blaise is Assistant Professor at RMIT University, Australia. She is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood at the University of Melbourne.

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