SEX-ROLE SOCIALIZATION AND EARLY SCHOOLING

Authors


  • *The research reported here is part of a larger ongoing study of elementary school children. I am pleased to acknowledge the help of Nathan and Evelyn Mandelzys, and Lynne Perky, whose commitment during the early stages of the project was instrumental to its success.

Abstract

Cette recherche vise à démontrer comment les classes des jardins d'enfants contribuent à l'apprentissage des rôles sexuels, comme les décrivent les trois principales théories des processus de socialisation. Cette analyse nous amène à conclure que le processus de formation de l'identité sexuelle, tel qu'il est developpé dans les contextes familial et pré-scolaire, se perpétue dans le milieu scolaire.

The paper shows how kindergarten classrooms manifest sex-related social processes which are consistent with each of the three major theories of socialization. The general conclusion is that schools continue the process of gender identity formation begun in the family and other preschool settings.

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