Gender biases in early number exposure to preschool-aged children

Chang, Sandhofer, and Brown examined children’s early math environments by observing the amount that mothers talk to their sons and daughters about cardinal number. Analyses of naturalistic mother-child interactions from the Child Language Data Exchange System database revealed boys received significantly more number-specific language input than girls. The authors noted that women remain underrepresented in math and math-related fields and that the stereotype of male dominance in math may be so pervasive that culturally prescribed gender roles may be unintentionally reinforced in very young children.

– Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 2011. 30, 440-450

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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