E-News - February 3, 2014

CEECD / SKC-ECD - WHAT'S NEW?
   
A NEW TOPIC IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA   
    
GENDER: EARLY SOCIALIZATION


Gender socialization is the process through which children learn about the social expectations, attitudes and behaviours associated with one’s gender. Although children play an active role in shaping their gender identity, their knowledge about gender comes from many sources of socialization, including parents, peers and teachers.

~ Carol L. Martin, PhD, Topic Editor


To learn more, consult the complete folder on Gender: early socialization.



                            
Do you know that around the age of 3, most children know their own gender identity and label themselves as either a boy or a girl? Although children prefer to play with peers of the same gender, it’s essential to give them opportunities to play in mixed-gender groups so they can learn to interact with both boys and girls.


      
This topic and the information sheet are also available in Spanish and Portuguese.


Contact us at cedje-ceecd@umontreal.ca to get free paper copies of this information sheet.      

        
 
   
We are grateful to UNICEF for funding this new topic and the information sheet.


LAST UPDATE: 2016-10-19