This book is an essential resource for exploring and deconstructing the gender binary in the early years sector. Drawing on Warin’s extensive research, it offers practical advice, examples of innovative classroom practice, and thought-provoking case studies, balanced alongside lively debate, scholarly discussion, and questions for reader reflection.
The book not only covers the existing debates in the field, but proposes and advocates for a 'gender flexible' approach to the teaching and learning of young children that challenges gender stereotypes and essentialism. The style and content bridge the gap between theory and practice making it perfect for an audience of early years education students, professionals, trainees and researchers.
Jo Warin is Professor in Gender and Social Relationships in Education at Lancaster University