GenderPlay-Spring2008 - Gender & Play Challenging Ideas...

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Challenging Ideas and Assumptions ALD 321 Spring 2008
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    Is the play of boys and girls different? What types of play do girls seem to prefer?   What types of play do boys seem to prefer? Are differences consistent? Are these differences important to our  understandings of children’s play? Why do you think there are differences?
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    Theorizing about Gender How do theorists conceptualize gender  development? Biological Model Socialization Model Social Construction Model
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    Biological Model Born this way Scientific Predetermined Body parts -How would proponents of this model explain a boy  playing with a truck and a girl playing with a doll?   -What about a girl playing with a truck and a boy playing  with a doll?
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    Socialization Model Modeling Imitating Showing children how to be
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