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ERIC Number: EJ1071911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Men in Childcare Services: From Enrolment in Training Programs to Job Retention
Pirard, Florence; Schoenmaeckers, Pauline; Camus, Pascale
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v23 n3 p362-369 2015
This article presents a study conducted in Federation Wallonia-Brussels (FWB) to identify factors that motivate men to enrol in training programmes and work in a field where women are the majority, in a context in which few proactive measures are taken to overcome gender stereotypes. Comprehensive interviews conducted with male childcare "informants" who had been working with children under the age of three for at least a year in subsidised childcare centres helped us to identify factors which seemed to influence their decision to enrol in and continue an initial training programme with a curriculum that is not gender-neutral, and then work in a profession that is almost exclusively female.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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