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In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 26: Men and Women in Outdoor Play – The Gender Perspective

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Men and Women in Outdoor Play – The Gender Perspective
Men and Women in Outdoor Play The Gender Perspective
Bernhard Koch Kari Emilsen
INTRODUCTION

In the last decade, there has been growing interest in both ‘outdoor play and learning’ and ‘gender balance’ in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) profession (Edström, 2009; Rohrmann & Emilsen, 2015; Waller, Sandseter, Wyver, Ärlemalm-Hagsér, & Maynard, 2010). It has been argued that outdoor play is both an important context for the development of children (Bilton, 2005; Waller et al., 2010) and a means to encourage a gender-balanced workforce (Emilsen & Koch, 2010).

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