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ERIC Number: EJ1071885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Does Gender Make a Difference? Results from the German "Tandem Study" on the Pedagogical Activity of Female and Male ECE Workers
Brandes, Holger; Andrä, Markus; Röseler, Wenke; Schneider-Andrich, Petra
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v23 n3 p315-327 2015
Based on an everyday quasi-experimental situation with multiple materials, the behavior of male and female early childhood education (ECE) workers is recorded and compared. The research is based on a sample of 41 female and 41 male ECE workers, who in each case work together in tandem in a kindergarten class, as well as a control group of 12 woman/woman tandems. The interactional behaviour of the ECE workers is evaluated with respect to professional standards. Additionally, the use of the materials, and the products made in the situations, are analysed. In this connection, with respect to professional standards, the comparative analysis results in no significant differences between men and women. Gender specific differences are apparent, however, with respect to the selection of materials by the ECE workers, and in the transformation of the themes of the boys and girls into a product. It is also apparent that, in a similar way, ECE workers of both genders tend to behave differently towards boys and girls, and this tendency is more pronounced with women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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