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Gender in Early Childhood Education
Implementing a Gender Flexible Pedagogy



160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is an essential resource for exploring and deconstructing the gender binary in the early years sector. Drawing on Warin’s extensive research, it offers practical advice, examples of innovative classroom practice, and thought-provoking case studies, balanced alongside lively debate, scholarly discussion, and questions for reader reflection.

The book not only covers the existing debates in the field, but proposes and advocates for a 'gender flexible' approach to the teaching and learning of young children that challenges gender stereotypes and essentialism. The style and content bridge the gap between theory and practice making it perfect for an audience of early years education students, professionals, trainees and researchers.

Jo Warin is Professor in Gender and Social Relationships in Education at Lancaster University

 
Introducing the value of a geder flexible pedagogy
 
What Is A Gender Flexible Pedagogy?
 
Curriculum Matters. The ‘What’ Of A Gender Flexible Pedagogy
 
Resources And Activities For Smashing Stereotypes
 
The ‘Who’ Of Gender Flexible Pedagogy. Who Is Implicated In Delivering It?
 
A Diverse Workforce
 
A Versatile Workforce
 
The ‘How’ Of A Gender Flexible Pedagogy. How Can It Be Put Into Practice?
 
It’s All About Relationships
 
Creating The Gender-Flexible Early Years Education Setting
 
Conclusion
 
Last Words And Final Messages

Jo Warin

Jo Warin is Professor in Gender and Social Relationships in Education at Lancaster University where she has been employed since 2001. She teaches on the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and supervises many PhD students, with over 35 supervised to successful completion.  Through various published research articles, books and chapters, Jo has argued for and evidenced the concept of a gender flexible pedagogy: gender-sensitive teachers delivering a gender-sensitive curriculum.  Her research draws on theories of masculinities and queer theory to analyze how gender is implicated in early childhood educational policy... More About Author