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Prieto Jesus Paz-Albo, Cvencek Dario, Herranz Llacer Cristina V., Hervas Escobar Aranzazu, Meltzoff Andrew N., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In play, children often explore mathematical ideas that are vital for future learning. Children's play also reveals gender differences in both colour and toy preferences. The authors examined how gender-related colour preferences of 5-year-olds are…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Ziff Anna, 11 May, 2017
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This is an appendix for a study that looks at gender differences in relation to a variety of outcomes for children who participated in the Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC) and the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (CARE) and at factors…
Levy Rachael, September, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
This paper presents a historical reflection on gender and literacy, with a view to informing the present teaching of literacy in early childhood. The relationship between gender, literacy and opportunity in the labour market is examined, given that…
Chapman Rachel, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research aimed to explore children's play in relation to gender stereotypes and beliefs and practices of educators in preschool settings. A feminist poststructuralist approach framed the design of the research and data were collected in two…
Johansson Eva, Emilson Anette, Rothle Monika Anna, Puroila Anna-Maija, Brostrom Stig, Einarsdottir Johanna, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study focuses on rights and gender in educator and child interactions in Nordic preschools. The research questions are as follows: What kinds of rights are communicated in the interactions and how? What kind of gender patterns can be identified…
Hallstrom Jonas, Elvstrand Helene, Hellberg Kristina, July/August 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the new Swedish curriculum for the preschool (2010) technology education is emphasized as one of the most significant pedagogical areas to work with. The aim of this article is to investigate how girls and boys explore and learn technology as…
Lee RaeHyuck, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Han Wen-Jui, Waldfogel Jane, Zhai Fuhua, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
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Head Start includes family-oriented services to enhance parent-child relationships, but little is known about the effect of Head Start on parenting practices. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n [is approximately…
Janmohamed Zeenat, Fall 2010
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of approaches to early childhood training and practice in Ontario and their relationship to normative forms of gender identity and sexual orientation, and an argument for a more inclusive conceptualization of gender identity and sexual…
Greenberg Ariela, August, 2010
Reports & Papers
Differential item functioning (DIF) and differential distractor functioning (DDF) are methods used to screen for item bias (Camilli & Shepard, 1994; Penfield, 2008). Using an applied empirical example, this mixed-methods study examined the…
Blaise Mindy, March 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An exploratory study of children's understandings of gender and sexuality from an analysis of transcripts of discussions with children at a child care center, teacher interviews, and field notes
Moyers Stephanie, Spring 2010
Reports & Papers
A survey of teacher perspectives and practices regarding the instruction and engagement of boys in reading activities, based on data collected from a small selection of teachers and assistant teachers working in classrooms of children ages birth…
Allen Cynthia R., August 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of the relationship between early education program participation and school readiness and differences between male and female school readiness screening scores upon students' entrance into kindergarten for 321 students in a rural…
Faria Ann-Marie, May 2009
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationships between school readiness and peer physical aggression, relational aggression, prosocial behavior, and gender from direct observations of 119 children from 18 classrooms in six Head Start centers in Florida
Kersh Joanne E., Casey Beth M., Young Jessica Mercer, 2008
Other
An overview of research on the relationship of block play to the spatial and mathematics skills of young children, with a focus on gender differences
Walker Sue, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the relationship between gender, social status, and social behavior of preschool children, based on a sample of 182 children from eleven suburban preschools in Queensland, Australia