A Review of 'A Gender Flexible Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education'

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v3i4.984

Ge Tang, Keran Xu

Institute of Education, University College London, WC1E 6BT, UK


Gender is an important feature that people use to analyse social stimuli, children start to form gender stereotypes as early as the preschool education. It is noteworthy that contemporary early childhood education is usually driven by child-centred values that does not address the significance of gender issues for young children. Nevertheless, Aina and Cameron discover that stereotypes might be harmful to children's physical and emotional well-being. Accordingly, it is controversial about the degree to which preschool teachers could implement teaching methods to eliminate these gender stereotypes and improve young children's understanding of gender. An article by Jo Warin and Vina Adriany, 'A gender-flexible pedagogy in early childhood education', gives a detailed investigation in this area. This review will examine the article from five perspectives, including purpose, argument, theoretical concepts, and methodology, and followed by a reflection.


gender, gender stereotype, gender-flexible pedagogy, early childhood education


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