Monday, March 11, 2013

Gender Bias & Stereotypes

Many forms of gender discrimination are unintentional or easily overlooked because biases are easily passed from one generation to the next. As a result, children may be reluctant to test certain skills or try new hobbies that they perceive to be gender specific. This month's trial course, Gender Bias & Stereotypes,  explores how and why gender identity develops and the ways in which gender stereotyping can impact a child's psychological and social development. Students will learn to identify the means by which children develop gender identity and the relevance of brain development in relation to gender stereotypes. They will also learn recommended strategies for promoting gender equality and equal opportunity in the classroom, along with techniques for sharing information about gender stereotypes with families. New users to CCEI - Visit and Select Enroll Now! along the left of the screen!

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