Teaching In A Twenty First Century Society, The Expectation

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Teaching in a twenty first century society, the expectation for gender equality is important to provide the proper exposure, understanding, and educate individuals about society’s norms. These expectations that students will need to make acceptable choices for the betterment of their future. Therefore, it is the duty for educators to offer introductions in gender roles, gender stereotypes, and sexism. These are sensitive topics and need to be taught accurately with balanced information and with a balance of information without prejudice. In a twenty-first century society, educators need to address gender roles and where students might witness gender roles in the classroom. Also in a twenty-first century society, educators need to address…show more content…
The women provided the second source of food for the family- vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Women were in change of taking care and feeding the children. The women’s contribution to the family was seen as second to the men’s contribution, thus a male dominated society. As society jumps forward 10,000 years, gender roles have not changed much. Gender roles and expectations are taught at an early age. Boys need to grow up to be the man of the family and provide, and girls need to find a man to provide for them. There have been some evolution in gender roles in today’s society with women in the work force, providing for their family and men volunteering to take care of the children. However, the cycle of gender roles must be broken at a young age and this can start in the classroom. A child’s main gender role influence comes from parents; their sense of self concept results from the ideas, behaviors, attitudes and values that they are exposed to from early on in their development. Children begin to see how the parents view gender, their approval or disapproval of the child’s behavior and how certain behavior is reinforced. Two areas in which related issues could be introduced in early childhood and elementary education are gender role expectations and families (Meyer, 2010). Units on families are common at this level, and gender roles are taught and reinforced through the informal curriculum of preschool and elementary schools. In education, the
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