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

Gender and Toys in Early Childhood Education

Authors
Suci Ramdaeni, Vina Adriany, Hani Yulindrasari
Corresponding Author
Suci Ramdaeni
Available Online 10 August 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200808.049How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Gender, early childhood education, post- structuralism, toy
Abstract
This paper aims to explore how children construct gender through toys. Using a post-structuralist perspective, we look at how power relations are intertwined in children’s play activities that strengthen gender binary through toys. This study was an ethnographic study conducted in Bandung, Indonesia. The findings show that toys used as learning media are often gendered. Both children and teachers reinforce gender stereotypes in selecting toys for boys and girls which preserve gender inequality in early childhood education. Based on the findings, we recommend that educators in early childhood education to be more gender aware to be able to provide equal opportunity for boys and girls to learn skills that are important for the children’s development.
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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.200808.049How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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