Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 155–159 | Cite as

The Influence of Children's Literature on Gender Role Perceptions: A Reexamination

  • Mary L. Trepanier-Street
  • Jane A. Romatowski


This project reexamined young children's gender attitudes regarding occupational roles. The results of this study suggested that young children's atitudes, while still generally stereotypic, were more flexible regarding occupational roles. The reading of carefully selected books and book related activities positively influenced gender attitudes.

gender attitudes children's literature gender equity 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary L. Trepanier-Street
    • 1
  • Jane A. Romatowski
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Michigan-DearbornDearborn

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