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ERIC Number: EJ864985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Greek Male Early Childhood Educators: Self and Societal Perceptions towards Their Chosen Profession
Rentzou, Konstantina; Ziganitidou, Kiriaki
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v29 n3 p271-279 Oct 2009
In choosing to become early years teachers, men are positioned in a context which is numerically dominated by women. Male early years teachers may feel they experience difficulties, being induced into a predominantly female culture. The present study intended to examine whether Greek male early childhood educators experience difficulties. More precisely it has a twofold aim: on the one hand to explore Greek male early childhood educators' perceptions of their chosen profession; on the other to explore how different social groups encountered the entry of those males into that profession. Concurrent with previous international research results, the present study suggests that there are males who love working with young children and are committed to early childhood education and thus, as in other countries, in Greece too male childcare workers experience difficulties and mistrust of their choice.
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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: Greece