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Gendered Racial Formations and the Controlling Images of Early Childhood Educators

Abstract While much research exists examining the feminization of the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE), little has been done to examine the ways in which race and gender interact in the experiences of early childhood educators. Using gendered racial formation theory (Omi & Winant, 1994) this paper examines how cultural representations are employed by the field of ECE to produce ideal early childhood educators along both racial and gendered lines. Ultimately, this paper argues that in order for labor equality to be reached in the field there must be a reexamination of the social organization of care (Glenn, 2000).
Created Date 2017
Contributor Strelevitz, Taylor (Author) / Swadener, Beth (Advisor) / Bailey, Marlon (Committee member) / Sandlin, Jennifer (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Early childhood education / Women's studies / Ethnic studies / Early Childhood Education / Gender / Race
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 39 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social and Cultural Pedagogy 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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