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Analysis of Gender Stereotypes in Kindergarten Storybooks for Children

Author ZhangYu
Tutor LiXiaoHua
School Qinghai Normal
Course Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keywords Gender stereotypes kindergarten storybooks for children Gender equity
CLC G617
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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From the 20th century, 70 years into the feminist research on gender issues in textbooks, the education of gender issues are increasingly widespread concern, the problems involved more and more researches and deeper. Such as sexual orientation research, women’s rights discourse studies, gender studies, pairs of sex-oriented education research, have attracted a large number of scholars. In which, gender stereotypes study also quietly rising, but mostly related research areas of psychology, and researchers are more concerned about its negative impact on the development of children.In view of this, this study attempts to consider pull the gender stereotypes study in kindergarten curriculum areas, assuming that the kindergarten children story books for the gender stereotypes of the carrier, using content analysis with an objective perspective of a kindergarten for 19 children stories in-depth analysis to look for gender stereotypes in these stories trace the book to explore the possible impact of pre-school children and make recommendations.Upon analysis, this study reached the following conclusions:1, Text and pictures in kindergarten story books for children are gender differences in frequency of occurrence, and male more than female; more men to play a story’s main character, and also in cover;2, There are clear gender stereotypes in the personality traits, role behavior, occupational, and in the exterior appearance of dimensions as described in the text is too small could not explain the existence of gender stereotypes in characters appear in the text of kindergarten storybooks for children;3, Characters appear in picture of kindergarten storybooks for children, the role behavior and appearance that there are obvious on the two dimensions of gender stereotypes;4, There are clear gender stereotypes in, kindergarten storybooks for children are important carrier of gender stereotypes.

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