Gender and Reading Literacy in Early Childhood Education
Maya Lestari, Hani Yulindrasari
Available Online 10 August 2020.
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- Children, gender issues, reading literacy
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Maya Lestari AU - Hani Yulindrasari PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/10 TI - Gender and Reading Literacy in Early Childhood Education BT - International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Parenting 2019 (ECEP 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 174 EP - 176 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200808.034 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200808.034 ID - Lestari2020 ER -