International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Descriptive Study on Gender Equity in Early Childhood Education in Catalonia, Spain
Dr. Roser Vendrell, Dr. Reina Capdevila, Dr. Mariona Dalmau, Dr. Angels Geis, Laura Ciller

We present a protocol to assess gender equality. Its application in Early Childhood education schools allows us to assess the reality. This protocol develops a quantitative and qualitative descriptive analysis of education in gender equality, and promotes reflection on those models offered at school and in society, as well as an analysis of one’s own behaviour. The protocol has been applied to a representative sample from the community of Catalonia, Spain. Results show that there is a high level of awareness with regards to formal manifestations in the educational field, at an institutional, school and classroom level. However, we can see some contradictions in the field of personal beliefs. Quite often, stereotypes and prejudices seem overcome, but in practice there is still some contradiction. From this, we can deduce that in the field of training and centre improvement there should be more emphasis on changing attitudes that are transmitted through teaching and organizational practices.

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