Key Articles

Including Men in Early Childhood Education: Insights from the European Experience

By BG / December 26th, 2007

Abstract: The European Commission Network on Childcare introduced gender as an issue in early childhood services in Europe. In 1996 the Network set a target of 20% male workers in childcare that had to be reached by 2006. Several campaigns and interesting initiatives were set up and were successful in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the UK […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Few: Men In Child Care

By BG / December 20th, 2007

As a recent ECE graduate, I have an advantage when I look at my prospective child care career. On practicums in the field, I have observed some of the issues — both good and bad — unravelling around having a male caregiver in a child care centre. A men’s networking/support group, offered through the Manitoba […]

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Male Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Gendering of Teaching

By BG / December 4th, 2007

In this article, we examine how prevailing and alternative conceptions of masculinity framed the ways in which 40 White, male, elementary preservice teachers constructed the meaning of teaching. The imperatives associated with maleness were recognizable through four metaphors frequently used to define teaching and themselves as teachers; to teach is as follows: (a) to be […]

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Primary school boys want more male teachers

By BG / December 1st, 2007

Primary school boys are calling for more men to teach them, as new research reveals that many have never been taught by a male teacher. The study, published today by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), finds that three-quarters (76 per cent) of boys aged eight to 11 are in favour of schools […]

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What is it to be a man?

By BG / November 23rd, 2007

MenTeach: There is much discussion about men teachers being male role models. It’s important to keep in mind that the idea of what “maleness” is – is constantly changing. Here is an excerpt from “Asking the Right Questions about Baltimore’s African-American Underclass Men and Boys” by Jack Kammer COMMONLY ACCEPTED OBJECTS AND ACTIVITIES THAT ONCE […]

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Does a male teachers deep voice make a difference in discipline?

By BG / November 21st, 2007

[MenTeach: This discussion was posted to the ECEMen’s list in July 2007. We thought it would be of interest to MenTeach readers.] I am starting work on an article concerning gender differences and conceptions of classroom and behavior management in an ECE environment and I’m looking for some input. Last year I was asked to […]

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