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When planning learning experiences, teachers can challenge potential stereotypes by presenting non-traditional images and role models. They might request speakers from children’s families, feature unbiased books and materials, and give equal praise and encouragement to females in math and science and males in creative and language arts. Derman-Sparks, L. (2001). Anti-bias curriculum: Tools for empowering young children. Washington DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children

Aina, O., And Cameron, P. (2011) Why does gender matters? Counteracting Stereotypes with young Children, Dimensions of Early Childhood Vol 39, No 3 _Children_Olaiya_E_Aina_and_Petronella_A_Cameron.pdf

Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá, (2010) Lineamientos Curriculares Educación Preescolar Secretaría Distrital de Integración

Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) (2009) Guide to ECD Innovations in Africa: Showcasing Innovative ECD Strategies, Lessons Learned and Tools!, Fourth African International Conference on Early Childhood Development, 10–13 November 2009, Dakar, Senegal ADEA, 2009

International Bureau of Education/UNESCO gender and the Curriculum: A list of resources

(OECD) Starting Strong III - A Quality Toolbox for Early Childhood Education and Care OECD, 2011

Abril, P., Cremers,M.,Duncan, N., Golubevaite,L., Krabel, J., Lilaite, A., Bredesen Nordfjell, O., Raudonyte, J., and Romero, A.(2008), Gender Loops Toolbox for gender-conscious and equitable early childhood centres

Rabkin, G. (2008) Family literacy: enjoying language together; materials for practical work with parents and children in preschool and kindergarten, UNESCO UIL,Hamburg State Institute for Teacher Training and School Development,

Social y la Petite enfance, grands défis III : Boîte à outils pour une éducation et des structures d'accueil de qualité OCDE, juin 2012

UNESCO (2011) Programa Mesa Educadora para a Primeira Infância: concepções, metodologia e manual de implantação Gerdau/Fundação Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, 2011

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