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SOCE- Learning Unit 4 LO1 – Critically analyse key concepts related to gender in the context of the child social development and education. Definitions Sex – Refers to a person’s biological identity including chromosomes, physical manifestations and hormonal influences. There is a distinction between the concept of gender and sex role or gender role. Gender – is the attribution of masculinity or femininity on the basis of biological factors such as gonads and hormones – confirmed by external genitals. Gender roles – Denotes the typical conduct that is associated with a particular gender on the basis of stereotyping and what is expected from members of that gender. Gender awareness - Ability to view society from the perspective of gender roles and understand how this has affected women’s needs in comparison to the needs of men. Gender role identity - constitutes the incorporation of behaviour which a particular society regards as being male or female. The concept refers to the extent in which an individual feel that he/she complies with the guidelines for his/her gender as determined by culture which implies cognitive awareness and social influence. Gender role identification – Boys and girls learn their respective gender roles so that they can identify their own gender and perform own gender roles successfully. Parents are major roles models; they lay the foundation for masculinity and femininity. Gender non-conforming – behaviour or gender expressions by an individual that does not match masculine or feminine gender norms. Androgyneity - based on the assumption that male and female characteristics are not necessarily exclusive. Andeogynous individuals are characterised by the fact that they are equipped with the best of both male and female features, suppleness and comfort is exhibited. Heteronormativity- is the belief that heterosexuality, predicated on the gender binary, is the norm or default sexual orientation. It assumes that sexual and marital relations are most fitting between people of opposite sex. Hypermasculinity – Exaggerated image of hegemonic masculinity mainly in media. It overemphasises the ideals set out by men. Patriarchy - Systematic societal structures that institutionalize male physical, social and economic power over woman.
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Sex education – part of child rearing targets a specific objective related to uplifting, refining and directing the child toward certain positive values. Attempting to provide child with what they need to know to understand their sex role and identity that goes with it. Stereotypes – a generalised set of traits and chards attributed to a specific individuals or cultural groups which gives rise to false expectations that people conform to.
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