contents Foreword by Bryan G. nelson vii introduction: Understanding our Gender identity: connecting the Personal with the Professional Tamar Jacobson 1 1. Practical applications from the history of Gender and early childhood education Blythe F. Hinitz and Dorothy W. Hewes 21 2. discussing Gender Eila Estola 39 3. do daddies Wear lipstick? and other child-teacher conversations exploring constructions of Gender Jeanne Marie Iorio and Hema Visweswaraiah 59 4. one hundred hotdogs, or Performing Gender in the elementary classroom Gail Masuchika Boldt 77 5. encouraging Men in their conversations with children Josh Thompson and Stephen Garretson 95 6. Gender Portrayal in early childhood children’s Books Clarissa M. Uttley and Cynthia A. Roberts 111 7. Using Picture Books and literary experiences to help Boys and Girls develop literacy and socio-emotional skills Debby Zambo 127 8. the role of early childhood in Gender differences in Mathematics Sylvia Bulgar 155