Posts tagged Gender Equality
Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood: A Literature Review - The Fawcett Society

The Fawcett Society has released a new Literature Review looking at research which explores the influence of gender stereotyping on young children and how the internalisation of outdated stereotypes can affect the academic attainment levels in boys and the self-confidence, self-esteem and career aspirations in girls.

Chapters include “Learning Gender”, “Education in early childhood and gender” and “What are the effects of gender stereotyping?”

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Breaking the Mould: Challenging Gender Stereotypes Primary School National Education Union Resource

The National Union of Teachers, now part of the National Education Union, created an innovative set of resources to help primary school teachers discuss gender equality in the classroom, with the aim of empowering students to challenge gender stereotypes and develop empathy for children of all gender identities. The resources are based on a project carried out in 5 primary schools

The resource includes:

  • “Stereotypes Stop You Doing Stuff” is a detailed overview report looking at how the 5 primary schools used resources to empower students to challenge gender stereotypes

  • “Boys Things and Girls Things?” explores the strategies that primary school teachers used to explore gender stereotyping, through the use of books.

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