Reply To: Module 2 – Gender

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Eoghan O’Neill
TeachNet Moderator

Hi Marese,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I think many people on the course would have similar stories and experiences in relation to the ingrained gender stereotypes that children can often come to school with.

As a teacher in al all boys’ school, I have definitely witnessed examples of this in the past, and the views around how certain activities shouldn’t be covered in the school. Gender stereotypes exist almost from birth, and often it is businesses that have been the worst culprits in propagating this. Looking back at old Lego kits, there is a clear attempt to appeal to a specific gender market.

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