Gender Identity

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    • 00:00

      JODI DODWELL: In the four-year-old classroom,there's a lot of gender identity going on.They're really recognizing who and whatthey are and kind of trying on different personalitiesto see what fits.[Jodi Dodwell, Master Teacher, Associated Students Children'sCenter, Northridge, CA]I have a good portion of my boys who play family.They are the ones changing the babies, feeding the babies,changing-- get involved with the diapers.

    • 00:24

      JODI DODWELL [continued]: I guide conversations with them if I hear girls do this,boys do this.And just guide that conversation--what makes you say that?Why are you thinking that?We also intentionally set up the environmentso there is no these are the girl dress up clothes.These are the boy dress up clothes.Anyone is allowed to go in any area

    • 00:46

      JODI DODWELL [continued]: and play with anything that they would like to play with.The children are encouraged to explore different toys.Girls are encouraged to play with trucks.Boys are encouraged to dress up in princess dressesand be the caretakers and take care of the babiesand change their diaper.[INTERPOSING VOICES]

    • 01:10

      SPEAKER 1: Hey, I'm a ballerina.[INTERPOSING VOICES]

    • 01:28

      SPEAKER 2: Be nice.

    • 01:30

      SPEAKER 3: Again.

    • 01:31

      SPEAKER 4: Why do they want to be princesses?

    • 01:33

      SPEAKER 2: You want to play guitar?Because they want to.What's wrong with being a princess?Princesses are cool, just like being a superhero.You going to play your guitar?

    • 01:43

      JODI DODWELL: I don't believe in there being any one set wayto play with anything in the classroom.

Gender Identity

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Abstract

Teacher Jodi Dodwell discusses gender identity in the preschool classroom. Rather than reinforcing gender roles, she encourages exploration.

Gender Identity

Teacher Jodi Dodwell discusses gender identity in the preschool classroom. Rather than reinforcing gender roles, she encourages exploration.

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