SIG (Special Interest Group) Gender Balance
SIG (Special Interest Group) Gender Balance

We invite to this year’s EECERA SIG gender balance meeting this week on Friday, 3th september, 13:00 CEST/MEZ (12:00 am BST). If you want to attend and haven’t registered yet, please send a mail to and we will send the zoom link to you. Those who have already registered will receive the link soon.
As the last SIG gender balance roundmail was sent out in the summer holidays and might have escaped your attention, we send it again with this mail:

With the attached newsletter, we inform about our activities in the EECERA Special Interest Group “Gender Balance”, and about new projects and activities.
Please find the most recent information about our 2021 EECERA activities below in this mail.
Looking forward to meet you online,

Best regards,Tim Rohrmann & Vicky Sullivan
SIG gender balance informal meeting

The 9th SIG gender balance research meeting will be held online on Friday, 3rd September 2021, 12-14 UTC/BST/GMT. The SIG gender balance continues its work, but due to the challenges of the last months we decided that we do not need another research conference this year. Instead we invite to a less formal meeting of the SIG group, for all interested colleagues. Everybody is welcome. More info in the attachment, please register via .

EECERA Online Festival event September 2021

The SIG will present two self organized symposia and a poster on the EECERA online event in September. We have recorded two symposia, each with three presentations. Go to where the symposia were uploaded today. Watch out for the two symposia S8 Gender in ECEC – Pathways to a gender-reflexive work force (Chair: Tim Rohrmann, presented 9th september, 3 pm) and S9 Men’s Career Trajectories in ECEC (Chair: David Brody, presented 10th september, 12 pm), and our Poster on Men’s Career Trajectories in Poster session D (presented 9th september, 9 pm).All times: UTC/BST/GMT.

Book launch: Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce
We are pleased to announce the official launch of our book on Men’s Career Trajectories on Thursday, September 9, 13:00 UTC/BST/GMT. This event celebrates the collaborative efforts of 17 researchers around the world who investigated why men leave and remain in their ECEC careers. Three years of intensive work involved data collection, analysis, and writing to produce this groundbreaking book which illuminates the issues influencing men’s career decisions in a female dominated field. You are invited to meet our entire group of researchers as they share their insights about this unique collaborative work. The book launch is part of the EECERA Online Festival program: Or send a mail to get access to the virtual meeting.

SIG (Special Interest Group) Gender Balance
EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association)

Prof. Tim Rohrmann, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hildesheim, Germany
Prof. Kari Emilsen, Queen Maud’s University College, Trondheim, Norway


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