Thursday, December 2, 2010

When Teachers Highlight Gender

An interesting article describing findings that when teachers highlight gender, by having girls and boys line up separately or even by saying "boys and girls", children are more likely to pick up stereotyped attitudes and behaviors.

When preschool teachers call attention to gender in any way, kids pick up on it. 
A new study found that in classrooms where boys and girls line up separately — and even in settings where teachers say things like, "Good morning boys and girls" — children express more stereotypes about gender and even discriminate when deciding who to play with.

Read the whole thing
here.

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