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Gender Schooling In The Early Years : Research on Women and Education - Janice Koch

Gender Schooling In The Early Years

Research on Women and Education

By: Janice Koch (Editor), Beverly J. Irby (Editor)

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In this volume, gender and schooling in the early years addresses a broad range of issues including, but not limited, to gender equity in education. We explore, for example, the complex world of play in Fromberg's chapter and are reminded that for young children, play involves issues of power and hierarchy in ways that parallel the role of gender in society. Miletta's study of preschool children in northern Italy, at Reggio Emilia, reveals a story of classroom interactions where gender differences are not part of the equation for the youngsters. Her chapter begs the question, "How does this environment empower all children, regardless of gender?" Two chapters provide a lens to the Montessori setting for young children. Wilgus studies the gendered patterns of young women teaching at a Montessori school, while Irby, Rodriguez, and Lara-Alecio explore the intersections of culture and gender at a bilingual Montessori public school.Further examining the preschool years, Plaster and Schiller address the current brain research and examine the ways in which the adults that staff early child care programs, and the environments that they offer, play an important role in the development of our children.

Introduction : the early childhood environment : an exploration of gender issues
The power of play : gender issues in early childhood educationp. 1
Gender issues : focusing on the importance of early care and education programs in center-based settingsp. 29
Gender, authority, and Montessori : early childhood teachers' choices of interactional and disciplinary stylesp. 39
Prekindergarten bilingual Montessori education : a gendered perspectivep. 61
Managing dilemmas : uncovering moral and intellectual dimensions of life in a Reggio Emilia classroomp. 79
Early mathematics : learning in the block centerp. 99
Science education and gender : the early yearsp. 113
The role of educators in communicating gender equity to parentsp. 127
Gender equity in early childhood assessmentp. 149
Trajectory from bullying to school violence : a gender perspectivep. 165
Emergent leadership through mentoring in early childhood educationp. 179
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ISBN: 9781593114404
ISBN-10: 1593114400
Series: Research on Women and Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 5th September 2005
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.48