Descriptive Study on Gender Equality in Childhood Education in Catalonia, Spain

Roser Vendrell, Reina Capdevila , Maria Dalmau Montalà, Àngels Geis, Laura Ciller

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We present a protocol to assess gender equality. Its application in Early Childhood education schools allows us to assess the reality. This protocol develops a quantitative and qualitative descriptive analysis of education in gender equality, and promotes reflection on those models offered at school and in society, as well as an analysis of one's own behaviour. The protocol has been applied to a representative sample from the community of Catalonia, Spain. Results show that there is a high level of awareness with regards to formal manifestations in the educational field, at an institutional, school and classroom level. However, we can see some contradictions in the field of personal beliefs. Quite often, stereotypes and prejudices seem overcome, but in practice there is still some contradiction. From this, we can deduce that in the field of training and centre improvement there should be more emphasis on changing attitudes that are transmitted through teaching and organizational practices.
Translated title of the contributionDescriptive Study on Gender Equality in Childhood Education in Catalonia. Spain
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-290
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014


  • Early Childhood education
  • educational assessment
  • gender equality


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