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Gender of teachers in infant education and children's sex typing behaviour

Objective



This research project has been thought in order to answer two current social demands: a non-sexist education, and the role of the men in the Infant Education (over-represented by female staff). It has two main aims: to compare if women and men are different interacting with children, and to examine the influence of the gender of the staff on the development of children's sex-typing behaviour.
There are three main objectives:
1.- To examine differences and similarities between women and men who work in Infant Education (3 6) with respect two major dimensions: (i) Their individual characteristics (including previous teaching experience, attitudes to men working with young children, and ideas about sex-stereotyping), and (ii) their interactions with the children. 2.- To assess the relationship between the gender of the staff and the sex-typing behaviours of the children (4-5 years old).
3.- To disseminate the results in such a way as to provide a practical help to Infant educators and parents about men working with young children, as well as contributing to the academic debate on the development of sex differences.

Coordinator

Universidad de Sevilla
Address
S/n,avenida San Francisco Javier S/n
41005 Sevilla
Spain

Participants (1)

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Spain