Chapter 7 Gender Identity and Fairness
Children’s experiences and understanding of gender <ul><li>Not clear about what makes them a boy or a girl </li></ul><ul><...
What can teachers/adults do? <ul><li>Acknowledge nonsexist behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Model roles and interests that are c...
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Diversity in Education, Chapter 7, Caprice Paduano

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Diversity in Education, Chapter 7, Caprice Paduano

  1. 1. Chapter 7 Gender Identity and Fairness
  2. 2. Children’s experiences and understanding of gender <ul><li>Not clear about what makes them a boy or a girl </li></ul><ul><li>No language for gender anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by other’s attitudes about gender behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Children may behave differently then social norms and feel conflicted </li></ul>
  3. 3. What can teachers/adults do? <ul><li>Acknowledge nonsexist behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Model roles and interests that are cross gender </li></ul><ul><li>Unintentional messages are given </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with children about anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguish between anatomy and identity </li></ul><ul><li>Work with families </li></ul><ul><li>Give opportunities to explore </li></ul><ul><li>Have roles and routines that are non-sexist </li></ul><ul><li>Help children stand up for themselves </li></ul>

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