The impact of child care on gender role development and gender stereotypes

Kay A. Chick, Rose Ann Heilman-Houser, Maxwell W. Hunter

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Abstract

Research has shown that gender role development is socially constructed and learned from birth. In this study, the impact of child care and the interactions that take place there are examined, with a focus on gender behavior and stereotypes. Observation data and analysis are presented. Themes representing gender stereotypes and the breaking of gender barriers are examined, and the role that caregivers can play in the fostering of gender-fair behaviors is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalEarly Childhood Education Journal
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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