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ERIC Number: EJ846391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Gender, the Labour Market, the Workplace and Policy in Children's Services: Parent, Staff and Student Attitudes
Lyons, Michael; Quinn, Andrea; Sumsion, Jennifer
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v30 n1 p6-13 Mar 2005
This paper reports the attitudes of parents, staff and teacher education students towards the employment of men in the children's services "industry". The attitudinal survey questions were grouped around four distinct issues: gender roles, labour market behaviour, workplace behaviour and policy. Surprisingly, all three stakeholder groups surveyed expressed similar views on the four issues. While the results suggest that attitudes are not an impediment to increasing the number of male workers, they also suggest recruitment strategies need to be cognisant of both the potential advantages and disadvantages of a more gender-balanced workforce. The findings question policies based on the need to have male "role models" in children's services. (Contains 4 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia