Gender and LGBTQ+ inclusive practice in early childhood

Tembo, S ORCID: 0000-0001-8821-5476 and Benham, F (2023) 'Gender and LGBTQ+ inclusive practice in early childhood.' In: Nutbrown, C, ed. Early childhood education: current realities and future priorities. Sage, London, pp. 107-117. ISBN 9781529600063

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This chapter examines the role of gender and LGBTQ+ inclusive practice to understand how we, as educators, might raise children unlimited by the gendered and heteronormative beliefs which negatively impact their identities. This chapter is written in three parts. Initially, we provide an overview of the field across the past century and consider how gender and LGBTQ+ inclusion is received today within both the public and scholarly arenas. Secondly, we turn to practice and consider strategies for inclusion based on our own experiences with young children. Finally, we look forward to an agenda for the future, considering what kind of change might be needed to maintain, and heighten, a focus on gender and LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
UN SDGs: Goal 5: Gender Equality
Divisions: School of Education
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2023 16:24
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2023 05:30
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