Guidance with girls uses developmentally appropriate guidance strategies to help all children, especially girls, develop necessary skills to experience and advocate for environments free from gender bias. Guidance is a widely accepted approach to teaching children the skills and behaviors needed to be successful within a particular environment. Guidance with girls requires adults to examine their current beliefs and guidance practices, and adjust to include gender equality as a goal. This entry examines adjustments to general guidance strategies to provide guidance with girls.

There is broad agreement about developmentally appropriate guidance strategies within early childhood education. Multiple resources identify similar strategies and approaches for guiding young children. Specifically, Dan Gartrell has thorough texts on guidance in early childhood. Most resources do not specifically address guidance with ...

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