ERIC Number: EJ1071912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
The "Brave" Man in the Early Years (0-8): Defining the "Role Model"
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v23 n3 p370-379 2015
The call for more "brave" male early years practitioners and primary classroom teachers remains prevalent as boys' underachievement continues to dominate education agendas. There is a recognised need, backed by government policy and public discourse in England, for more men to work in settings and schools (0-11) and act as "role models". This article reports on the complexities of this as a term by presenting select findings from the author's doctoral research. Through an investigation into the thoughts and perceptions of men who actively work with children in the 0-8 sector, research findings suggest that there is a general lack of clarity with regard to how the 'role model' is actually defined. The significance of this will be considered.
Descriptors: Males, Role Models, Early Childhood Education, Public Policy, Elementary School Teachers, Underachievement, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Focus Groups, Definitions, Preschool Teachers, Administrator Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)