Playing It Straight: Uncovering Gender Discourse in the Early Childhood Classroom, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Playing It Straight

Uncovering Gender Discourse in the Early Childhood Classroom, 1st Edition

By Mindy Blaise


220 pages

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In particular, this book uses alternative theoretical perspectives to focus on how young children are 'doing' gender in kindergarten classroom.

Rather than relying exclusively on biological and socialization theories of gender construction, Blaise breaks down theoretical barriers with new understandings of how gender is socially and politically constructed by young children.

About the Author

Mindy Blaise is Assistant Professor at RMIT University, Australia. She is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood at the University of Melbourne.

About the Series

Changing Images of Early Childhood

Books in this forward-thinking series challenge existing practices in early childhood education and reflect the changing images of the field. The series enables readers to engage with contemporary ideas and practices of alternative perspectives which deviate from those theories traditionally associated with the education of young children and their families. Not only do these books make complex theory accessible, they provide early childhood educators with the tools to ensure their practices are backed by appropriate theoretical framework and strong empirical evidence.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDUCATION / Testing & Measurement
EDUCATION / Research