Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gender Equality and Stereotypes in Early Childhood Settings

Could you be guilty of reinforcing gender bias and/or stereotypes among or in front of children? What about your co-workers or the parents of the children in your care? Online course SOC103: Gender Bias and Stereotypes has been added to the CCEI child care training online course catalog to address this concern specifically in early child care programs. Gender bias and stereotyping are among the primary forms of discrimination reinforced during early childhood. Harmful, yet often unintentional, forms of bias and generalization are transmitted by adults and the media, and can be recognized by children as early as preschool. As a result, children often perceive abilities and hobbies to be gender-specific when in fact they are not...

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