Breakthrough: The Gender Stereotypes Project is a schools programme that kickstarts the gender stereotypes debate among children, their parents and their teachers.
Soho Parish School in central London is asking these questions. It is running a two-week programme of lessons, from 18-29 June 2012, that will cover all aspects of gender stereotypes. The emphasis of the lessons will be on asking questions, not making assumptions. Why are there differences in the behaviour, aspirations and attributes of boys versus girls, why do they exist and what are the implications?
The project has the following aims:
• to encourage children to fulfill their potentials as individual human beings, and to not be restricted by gender labels
• to raise awareness of gender stereotypes among schoolchildren
• to stimulate discussion and debate