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Authors: Suci Ramdaeni ; Vina Adriany and Hani Yulindrasari

Affiliation: Department of Early Childhood Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia,Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi Bandung and Indonesia, Indonesia

ISBN: 978-989-758-314-8

ISSN: 2184-271X

Keyword(s): Gender, Power, Play, Early Childhood Education.

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between gender, power, and play. It attempts to see how gender and power are interwoven and interfere with children’s construction of gender during their play. This paper is predicated on the basis that play is considered one of the most important aspects in early childhood education. The discourse of play is so pervasive that many educators take it for granted and never question it. Using poststructuralism, this paper tries to deconstruct the discourse of play by illuminating the gender-power relations embodied in it. This paper will be adopting a meta-analysis to demonstrate how gender, power, and play interact in early childhood education. The analysis yields that play is often gendered as some children are very often excluded from certain types of play due to their gender. Findings from this paper call for educators and ECE teachers to include gender perspective when trying to understand children’s play.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Ramdaeni, S.; Adriany, V. and Yulindrasari, H. (2017). Gender, Power and Play in Early Childhood Education.In 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 2: ICES, ISBN 978-989-758-314-8, ISSN 2184-271X, pages 109-114. DOI: 10.5220/0007046006580663

author={Suci Ramdaeni. and Vina Adriany. and Hani Yulindrasari.},
title={Gender, Power and Play in Early Childhood Education},
booktitle={1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 2: ICES,},


JO - 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 2: ICES,
TI - Gender, Power and Play in Early Childhood Education
SN - 978-989-758-314-8
AU - Ramdaeni, S.
AU - Adriany, V.
AU - Yulindrasari, H.
PY - 2017
SP - 109
EP - 114
DO - 10.5220/0007046006580663

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