Citizenship and gender equality in children and adolescents
the perspective of education stakeholders
Introduction: The right to education for children / adolescents in relation to their preparation for the performance of citizenship is one of the objectives of inclusive education, which should promote respect for the dignity of children / adolescents, supporting them equally, regardless of their genre.
Objectives: To evaluate the knowledge of educational agents about citizenship and gender equality in children and adolescents.
Methods: A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out in a non-probabilistic convenience sample, comprising 136 participants, teachers (62.5%), nurses (32.4%) and police (5.1%), and a mean age of 48.34 years (± 7.49 years), being mostly female (70.6%). The "ad hoc” questionnaire Citizenship and Gender Equality in Children and Adolescents (CIG-CA)" of Cunha (2017) was used, consisting of 2 scales, one referring to education and inclusive language and another to knowledge about citizenship and equality taking into account two factors: household chores and childcare
Results: The highest percentages were found to correspond to participants who reported having knowledge about citizenship and gender equality in terms of inclusive language (Human Being 89.7% vs. Professor 75.0%). Overall, there is a prevalence of good knowledge (40.4%), followed by moderate knowledge about citizenship and gender equality.
Conclusions: The results made it possible to recognize a focus of interest for the intervention of nursing within the MaiSaúdeMental project, and for the definition of strategies for the promotion of citizenship of children / adolescents in the school and community context, mobilizing the resources of educational agents for a more inclusive effective.
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