Anecdotes and Reflections on Gender in Early Childhood Education

Spring, 2008

Source: Jewish Educational Leadership. Spring 2008 (6:3) pages 40-42

This article presents and reflects on a number of anecdotes which document children experiencing something in modern Orthodox schools that contradicts his or her personal perception of reality, or confronts an idea that conflicts with his or her social context/personal experience dealing with gender.

The article aims to encourage teachers to be reflective about the gender messages that are being transmitted through religious instruction in schools. The authors feel that through the spirit of such reflection, good practice will emerge.

Updated: Sep. 28, 2008