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Hart Jennifer L., December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study investigates the influence of situational context on perceptions of playful aggression. Using an online data collection instrument embedded with video vignettes showing young boys engaged in aggressive play behaviour, 36…
Razmjoee Maryam, Harnett Paul H., Shahaeian Ameneh, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: Research has highlighted the role of gender in the expression of aggression. While boys display higher levels of physical aggression, girls appear to display higher levels of relational aggression. It is proposed that the expression of…
Lynch Lisa, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Female under-representation in children's literature is a recurring topic of exploration in gender research. The present content analysis examines the literature to which children are being exposed in six preschools in southern Sweden, focusing on…
Gilliam Walter S., Maupin Angela N., Reyes Chin R., Accavitti Maria, Shic Frederick, 28 September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Preschool expulsions and the disproportionate expulsion of Black boys have gained attention in recent years, but little has been done to understand the underlying causes behind this issue. This study examined the potential role of preschool…
Chalke Joy, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This case study argues for the consideration of an adult-directed physical skills session as an approach to supporting boys learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage in England. It exemplifies a model of professional development that utilises the…
Servos Jennifer E., Dewar Brandy A., Bosacki Sandra Leanne, Coplan Robert J., September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article investigates early childhood educators' perceptions of children's gender-role play and the impact their cultural background plays in their gender identity and play behaviors. Through qualitative in-depth interviews, early childhood…
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…
Nowak-Fabrykowski Krystyna, Dincer F. Caglayan, Sen Muge, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The goal of this research is to compare curricular expectations regarding caring behaviour in the USA and Turkey and to analyse the practical implication by investigating boys' and girls' caring behaviour. Conceptual framework of this research is…
Gilliam Walter S., September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents the latest information regarding early childhood expulsions and suspensions with a special emphasis on how continuing gender and race disparities violate the civil rights of many of our youngest learners and contribute to our…
Montroy Janelle J., Bowles Ryan P., Skibbe Lori E., September/October 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Peer effects, or the effect of peer skill levels on an individual's skills, are important predictors of school achievement, with recent research suggesting that they are also predictive of preschool skills. This study investigates the effect of peer…
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…
Emilson Anette, Folkesson Anne-Mari, Lindberg Ingeborg Moqvist, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The aim of this study is to explore practitioners' gender beliefs and how gendered values are embedded in Swedish preschool practice. The research question is: What beliefs about gender and the associated values, can be identified in practitioners'…
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…
Dobbins Dionne R., McCready Michelle, Rackas Laurie, August, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines the disparities in and barriers to access to early childhood education and to high-quality programs for boys of color, as well as highlighting existing initiatives and providing recommendations.
Meland Aud Torill, Kaltvedt Elsa Helen, Reikeras Elin, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article discusses how 2-year olds cope with various everyday activities as observed by kindergarten staff from a gender perspective. Everyday activities are part of the daily pedagogical life in a kindergarten and are linked to situations such…