保育にかかわる保護者のジェンダー観 [in Japanese] Parents' Views of Gender in Child Day Care [in Japanese]
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The purpose of this study is to research the parents' attitudes toward gender roles and their consciousness of gender biases in the day-care at kindergartens and nursery schools, and to examine the factors to promote or restrain gender-free child day-care. The results of the study are as follows: 1) Mothers have relatively non-traditional policies as regards gender roles as well as child-care. 2) Mothers consider it inappropriate to distinguish girls from boys and treat them differently. 3) Mothers, however, seem to perceive that some gender biases exist in the institutionalized or customized daily activities in kindergartens and nursery schools. 4) Mothers seem neither to take any action against it nor show any concern about gender-free child-care. Concerted efforts by parents and day-care staff, therefore, are needed in order to study and realize gender equality so as to prepare children for equal participation in social activities in the future.
- Journal of home economics of Japan
Journal of home economics of Japan 59(3), 135-142, 2008-03-01