Gender bias is well established in children by age 6, so creating environments where all children can learn without bias requires an understanding of the components of gender bias and the related challenges.
This book supports educators by giving them the language to talk about gender equity, the tools to assess issues of inequity in their schools, and methods to create healthier and better-balanced school culture and curriculum. This book will help educators develop ways to identify implicit bias, address imbalances, and direct more positive and balanced messages for all students.
The book provides very useful information on reflective practice, action plan development, and changing the visual culture of schools.
It also includes practical and engaging ways to integrate gender equity lessons within content area classes and creating a school-wide initiative. The book shares positive work in the field of gender equity and serves as a guide for educators and school districts in advancing their goals.
It explores what gender equity looks and sounds like in a school setting.
It also includes professional development ideas for teaching staff as well as activities and common core lesson integration plans across elementary grades and content areas.