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ERIC Number: EJ908425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Men and Women in Outdoor Play--Changing the Concepts of Caring Findings from Norwegian and Austrian Research Projects
Emilsen, Kari; Koch, Bernhard
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v18 n4 p543-553 Dec 2010
In many countries there are very few men in professional care for young children. In this paper we will focus on the different perspectives of male and female workers to outdoor play and discuss the role of outdoor activities in recruiting more men to pre-schools. The article is based on research in Norway and Austria. The results draw the conclusion that men with the opportunity to stay outdoors feel more freedom to work with children in their own way, without the tradition of caring in a "mother's home". We suggest that enhancing the outdoor-sector within the concept of childcare would increase the number of men in early childhood education and care. (Contains 3 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Austria; Norway