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Watson, Penelope Winifred St. John; Rubie-Davies, Christine Margaret; Hattie, John Allan – Gender and Education, 2019
School choirs have been stigmatised for adolescent males in New Zealand, resulting in constraints in involvement, bullying, and threat to gender identity. In other national contexts, boys who sing in choirs have experienced a negative stereotype associated with accusations of inferior masculinity, yet little research has probed whether such forces…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Males, Singing, Music Activities
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Callahan, Sarah; Nicholas, Lucy – Gender and Education, 2019
Despite explicit focus on addressing gender inequality in educational settings in Australia, without challenging gender binarism, inequality will persist. This article demonstrates the everyday and implicit means through which hierarchical gender binaries continue to be perpetuated. Observational fieldwork undertaken in three Australian early…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Bone, Jane – Gender and Education, 2019
The concept of domesticity plays out in early childhood educational settings and has a long tradition. Domesticity in its pre-domestic, domestic and post-domestic phases is used here as a site for reconsidering the role of Maria Montessori. The ideas put forward here are intended as a provocation and methodologically the device of constructing an…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Early Childhood Education, Feminism
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Lyttleton-Smith, Jennifer – Gender and Education, 2019
This qualitative research paper discusses how the material environment of preschool classrooms contributes to early childhood experiences of gender. It applies poststructuralist and posthumanist concepts -- primarily Barad's agential-realism -- to analyse ethnographic data extracts drawn from the author's semi-longitudinal study in a UK nursery.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Classroom Environment, Social Attitudes
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Lee, Jackie F. K. – Gender and Education, 2018
This paper seeks to investigate whether the Japanese government's attempt to promote a 'gender-equal' society in recent decades and the improved status of women are reflected in patterns of gender representation in Japanese English as a foreign language textbooks. The study made an analysis of four popular series of English language textbooks…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Kostas, Marios – Gender and Education, 2018
This paper sets out to investigate how children make sense of and negotiate non-traditional gender discourses promoted through the feminist version of the fairytale of Snow White. The research was based on work with 120 pupils aged 9-11 years old in 2 Athenian primary schools. The data were collected through semi-structured group interviews. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Feminism, Fairy Tales
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Nunn, Nia Michelle – Gender and Education, 2018
This paper complicates notions of Black girlhood by examining the dual experiences of gendered racism that result in both strength and sadness in Black girls' educational experiences. I highlight the need for a curriculum of liberation to combat historical and current social conditions negatively impacting school-aged Black girls, such as harsh…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Females, Racial Bias
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Gouvias, Dionysios; Alexopoulos, Christos – Gender and Education, 2018
School textbooks are the main means of instruction and the main tool for the organisation of the teachers' pedagogic practices. Stereotypes concerning the two genders are inscribed in the curriculum and become evident inside the school textbooks. The present study, through a "content analysis" of the Greek-language textbooks used in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Sex Stereotypes
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Kelley, Margaret S.; Bryan, Kimberley K. – Gender and Education, 2018
Young women do not choose to be engineers nearly as often as young men, and they tend to cluster in particular specialties when they do. We examine these patterns and the role of gender schemas as applied to perceptions of typical engineers in understanding the choices that women make in terms of engineering specialties. We use Part 1 of two waves…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Majors (Students), Gender Differences, Career Choice
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Mayeza, Emmanuel – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper is based on an ethnographic study conducted between 2012 and 2014 with a group of 64 boys and girls aged 6-10, all attending the same township primary school in South Africa. The paper explores how the young children construct gender "boundaries" and "police" gender "transgressions" on the school playground…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Gender Bias, Sex Role
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Earles, Jennifer – Gender and Education, 2017
Children's literature helps young people make sense of gender. However, while books offer children the imaginative ability to create their own worlds, normative gender can manifest in characters and stories. The study described in this article draws upon "disruptive" storytimes with 114 preschool children, interviews with 20 parents and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Gender Issues, Preschool Children, Interviews
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Wardman, Natasha Penelope – Gender and Education, 2017
In a global climate increasingly shaped by neoliberal agendas that privilege meritocratic individualism, it is apparent that society as a whole and educational policy-makers and practitioners in particular expect students to take more "responsibility" for their own learning and behaviour at school. In the Australian context, as…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Peer Influence, Elementary School Students, Ethnography
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Phipps, Alison – Gender and Education, 2017
In the context of renewed debates and interest in this area, this paper reframes the theoretical agenda around laddish masculinities in UK higher education, and similar masculinities overseas. These can be contextualised within consumerist neoliberal rationalities, the neoconservative backlash against feminism and other social justice movements,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masculinity, Sex Stereotypes, Neoliberalism
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Maber, Elizabeth Jane Tregoning – Gender and Education, 2016
This paper explores the role played by women activists and educators in mobilising community education to support new opportunities for women's activism in the context of Myanmar's political transition. Recent political reorientations in Myanmar which have resulted in a civilian-led democracy emerging from a repressive military regime, have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Activism, Role
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Yang, Chi Cheung Ruby – Gender and Education, 2016
The present study examines how gender is represented in the visuals (or illustrations) of two English Language textbook series used in most primary schools in Hong Kong. Instead of conducting frequency counts of the occurrence of male and female characters in illustrations, or the spheres of activities they engaged in as in many previous textbook…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Elementary Schools
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