ジェンダーの視点で捉えた保育環境と保育者のジェンダー観 [in Japanese] The Actual Conditions about Child Day Care from the View Point of Gender and the Staff Members' View of Gender [in Japanese]
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This study aims to clarify to what extent those directly concerned with the education at child-care facilities are aware of the state of affairs at their respective place of work with a view to helping improve for nursery schools and kindergartens to implement some necessary measures from the gender viewpoint. An investigation covering 38 nursery schools and 34 kindergartens shows that the gender distinction as to equipment and other considerations was generally more evident in kindergartens than in nursery schools. A questionnaire to the staff of five day-care centers helped clarify further the actual conditions of gender considerations as well as the staff members' gender viewpoint. Generally, it was learned that the gender division as well as its extent was left to the management' decision. Of 47 respondents, most expressed their views against the gender division. However, those who had learned about gender issues believed that there was a need of attending to the issue. In fact, there were some reported cases of having changed the status quo by talking among the staff members. It is to be noted that there exists a difference of view among them as far as gender distinction is concerned; the views are split even among those working at the same place. So much so that there is a need for those directly concerned with the child education to get together to improve the subject matter.
- Journal of Home Economics of Japan
Journal of Home Economics of Japan 59(6), 363-372, 2008-06-01
The Japan Society of Home Economics