'Challenge gender roles in the nursery'

Simon Vevers
Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Early years settings need to make greater efforts to challenge gender stereotyping so that children's choices of career are not limited when they grow up, a report from the Equal Opportunities Commission said last week. The report, The Development of Gender Roles in Young Children, urges parents, early years workers and policymakers to encourage more male involvement in childcare and to integrate gender issues into recruitment and training programmes for early years staff.

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