Gender, Sex and Children’s Play

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By Jacky Kilvington, Ali Wood (Bloomsbury, £23.99)

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Does gender, sex and sexuality influence children’s play, and their learning? Can/should professionals try to influence children’s gender and sexual concepts? Can/should professionals try to prevent gender stereotyping? This thought-provoking text looks at why and how children inhabit or develop their gender and sexuality. There are plenty of fascinating case studies and links to current research and theory. Written by two playwork consultants, the books aims to introduce the debates about biology versus culture and social learning and how these impact children’s expression of gender and sexuality as distinct entities.

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