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This presentation concerns the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education), Target 4.a to ‘build and upgrade education facilities that are … gender sensitive’. It problematises the lack of definition on ‘gender sensitive’ education in this important international policy, by drawing on findings from an international project that explored practitioners’ understanding of gender sensitivity in early childhood education and care (ECEC) in England, China, Germany, and Sweden.
The findings reveal culturally relevant interpretations and practices of gender-sensitive education across the four countries, challenging the universal approach to gender-sensitive education by Sustainable Development Goal 4. A culturally-sensitive framework for gender-sensitive ECEC is discussed.
Speaker: Dr Yuwei Xu
Dr Yuwei Xu is an Assistant Professor and MA Education Course Leader at the University of Nottingham, UK. Previously, he has held academic positions at University College London (where he remains an honorary lecturer) and the University of Portsmouth.
Yuwei is an editor for Children & Society Journal, an associate editor for Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, and an editorial board member for British Educational Research Journal. He is also a British Educational Research Association (BERA) council member and membership lead for Gender and Education Association.
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