20 May '18, 9pm

In Swedish pre-schools, there are no boys or girls, just friends

STOCKHOLM • Something was wrong with the Penguins, the incoming class of toddlers at the Seafarer's Pre-school, in a wooded suburb south of Stockholm. The boys were clamorous and physical. The girls held up their arms and whimpered to be picked up. The group of one-and two-year-olds had, in other words, split along traditional gender lines. And at this school, that is not OK. Their teachers cleared the room of cars and dolls. They put the boys in charge of the play kitchen. They made the girls practise shouting "No!" Then they decided to open a proper investigation, erecting video cameras in the classroom. Science may still be divided over whether gender differences are rooted in biology or culture, but many of Sweden's government-funded pre-schools are doing what they can to deconstruct them. State curriculum urges teachers and principals to embrace their role as social e...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/in-swedish-pre-sch...

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