Book Chapter

The gender factor: continuing the dialogue

S Campbell, K Smith, K Alexander

The Anti-bias Approach in Early Childhood | Multiverse Publishing | Published : 2016


In the first two editions of the Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood, Glenda McNaughton published the chapters on The gender factor (MacNaughton, 2001). In these chapters, she used observation as context to explore gender dynamics and provided practical everyday classroom examples of exploring how to look at children's gendered identity through an anti-bias lens. Since these publications, Glenda and other scholars in education have engaged with other theories such as feminist poststructuralist and queer theories to examine the complex, shifting and fluid understandings of gender identity(ies) and the performance of these. We were very privileged to have Glenda supervise each of our researc..

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