The Hidden Curriculum: Influences on the Gender Role Development of North American Children and Teens
This essay will look at research on the effects of a “hidden curriculum” on school children as well as potential influences from outside the school system in an attempt to discover if any one influence is more powerful than the other on helping to shape a child‟s gender role. The majority of the research was conducted over the past twenty years, mostly on white, western, English-speaking children from low, middle and high income homes. The issues of race and sexuality are not included in this essay, except as they may pertain to the studies. Although these are very important issues, there was simply too much information on gender stereotyping to include them.
Gender Roles , Education