Summer 2018


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Laura Halldin

Content Expert

Rellen Hardtake


With a demand and a need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals in our work society, it is paramount that public education institutions become a positive interaction with STEM content. The unconscious bias that some female kindergarten teachers hold must be part of the courageous conversations to address The Cycle of Socialization in order to deconstruct gender normative behaviors. The purpose of this capstone project was to create a workshop so that female kindergarten teachers can recognize their own unconscious bias in STEM education and how they have been part of a systematic cycle of oppression. The research question addressed in this project was how could kindergarten teachers more readily access The Cycle of Socialization in order to reflect and recognize their own gender bias in STEM education? The research and literature confirms that kindergarten teachers need to be made aware that they are part of the cycle of socialization to help us in the balance of equality in order to eradicate the stereotypes of gender, normative behavior and sex-typing students to create an equitable classroom. (181 words)

Project Type

Professional Development


Social Justice

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