ERIC Number: ED125756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Perceptions of Men in Early Childhood Education.
In an effort to determine the effect of sex-role expectations and low economic return on the number of men teaching at the preschool level, this study surveyed 116 women and 10 men involved in early childhood education. A questionnaire sent to participants raised questions about either an imaginary young man or woman who had recently received a B.A. in early childhood education. Questions were about what quality the new teacher would need most for success with young children, what would be his or her most important problem in teaching, why he or she was going into early childhood education, and how long he or she would continue teaching. Results indicated that women teachers needed to be more concerned than men about earning a living while men, (more than women) needed to have love for children to be successful, a desire to change the schools, and a less friendly rapport with colleagues. Results are discussed. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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