Gendered language in schools

Caren wrote a post for Gender Action: Gendered Language in Schools

She asks:

So does hearing a bit of gendered language in school really matter and do staff have a responsibility to address it?  Yes, because if we let gendered language lie we approve or endorse its message – what is left unchallenged becomes for children just the way the world is.  By challenging gendered language you start to develop children’s ability to challenge it for themselves – a win-win situation.  Yet data from surveys undertaken by staff in our pilot schools shows that staff don’t always have the confidence to identify and address sexist language. 

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