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ERIC Number: EJ1170190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb-10
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Public Perceptions and the Situation of Males in Early Childhood Settings
Tufan, Mumin
Educational Research and Reviews, v13 n3 p111-119 Feb 2018
The main focus areas of this research are pointing out the public perceptions and beliefs about male preschool teachers, fear of child sexual molestation, moral panic, and power relations in the society. The sample of the study composed of one white, female preschool teacher with a single interview transcript, working in the city of Tempe, Arizona. Qualitative method was used for the research. A semi-structured interview was conducted with the teacher which involved six main questions about the male teacher involvement in early childhood education and related issues. The data was analyzed via discourse analysis method. Both proper and figurative meanings of the words, mimics, unsaid, attitudes, and acts in the interview were carefully considered; critiques and interpretations were made in terms of fear of child sexual abuse, men preschool teachers, moral panic, and power relations. Some literary tools, theoretical perspectives, and techniques from important theorists were borrowed in order to provide better insight. The results revealed that there has still been some doubts exist related to the male preschool teachers in the society and presence of more men in this period may provide better conditions for this occupation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona
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