An exploration of gender in the early years setting, focusing on children 3-5 years old

Andrews, Erin (2013) An exploration of gender in the early years setting, focusing on children 3-5 years old. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Some sociological research around children and gender has suggested that children play an active role in their gender development. With more young children spending more time in early years settings, considered primary sites for gender construction, it seems necessary to investigate how these environments are contributing to children's gender development. This literature review explores how children aged between 3-5 years of age develop their understanding of gender and how the early years environment might contribute. Through the identification of various physical and social aspects that can influence a children's gender learning, the implications for early years practice and practitioners are explored and discussed. Findings seem to suggest that when practitioners employ practices to look for gender and promote gender equity, they are simultaneously striving to provide quality early years provision.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 12:05
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:32
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/13981

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