1. Teaching for Change.
Everyday Ways to Diminish Gender Stereotyping and Build Self-Esteem.Begin With Yourself What You Say and Do Make a Difference Watch Your Language Classroom Rules for Cooperation and Gender Equity Supportive Intervention Coping with Superheroes and Barbie Dolls.
2. Arranging For Change.
Setting Up Your Classroom to Encourage Cooperative Play Between Girls and Boys and to Discourage Gender Stereotyping.House Corner Dramatic Play Area Block Building Sites Manipulative Play Center Art Area Woodworking Center Library Corner Sand and Water Area Science Center Music and Movement Area All Areas of the Room Resources.
Activities to Encourage Cross-Gender Play.House Corner Play Dramatic Play Hollow Block Building Until Block Building Manipulative/Games Participation Art Experiences Woodworking Ventures Library Corner Suggestions Sand and Water Play Science Explorations Cooking Projects Holiday Thoughts Music and Movement Indoor/Outdoor Active Play.
4. Updating Circle Time.
Activities to Develop Understanding of and Respect for Both Genders.Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays Win-Win Games Movement and Dance Musical Instruments Circle Time Discussions Bibliography for Circle Time Activities Resources.
5. Storytime Revisited.
Choosing Books That Are Free of Gender Stereotypes and That Promote Friendship Between the Sexes.A Balanced Bookshelf Girls Can Be Strong and Boys Gentle Encouraging Friendship and Cooperation Between the Sexes What to Look For in Books Messages in Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Nursery Rhymes Acting Out Folktales and Fairy Tales Acting Out Nursery Rhymes Annotated Bibliography of Children's Books That Encourage Gender Equity and Foster Cooperation and Friendship Between the Sexes Resources.
6. Building Compatible Partnerships with Parents.
Recognizing Where Parents Are Coming From and Enlisting Their Support for Your Program.Introducing Your Program to Parents Communicating with Parents Other Ways to Spread the Word About Gender Equity and Cooperation Encouraging and Enhancing Parent Involvement.
7. Heightening Your Awareness.
Self-Evaluation, Staff Development, and Continuing Education.Guidelines for Self Evaluation Inservice Meetings Bibliography for Building Awareness of Gender Issues Resources.