Proceedings of the International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Parenting 2019 (ECEP 2019)

Gender and Reading Literacy in Early Childhood Education

Authors
Maya Lestari, Hani Yulindrasari
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Maya Lestari
Available Online 10 August 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200808.034How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Children, gender issues, reading literacy
Abstract
This paper investigates how gender plays a role in literacy in early childhood. This paper focuses on reading skill as the first literacy skill. What we mean by reading in this paper includes reading the text, reading illustrated stories and other symbols. According to PISA in 2018, Indonesian children’s interest in reading ranks 72nd out of 77 countries surveyed. Thus, increasing children’s interest in reading is very important. There are widely believed assumptions that gender is one of the analytical factors in literacy skills. The myth is that boys have lower reading interests than girls. Thus, analysing literacy in early childhood education from a gender perspective would contribute to understanding of literacy development in early childhood education. Through literature research this paper examines how to address gender gap in literacy.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Parenting 2019 (ECEP 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
10 August 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-040-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200808.034How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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