Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 77–82 | Cite as

Men in Early Childhood Education: Their Emergent Issues

  • Margaret H. Cooney
  • Mark T. Bittner
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Abstract

Using a focus group approach, this study explored emergent issues for men in early childhood education. Preservice teachers, classroom teachers, and male professors identified 6 categories of issues including low salaries, family, and other influences on entering the field, teaching beyond the basics, improving preservice education, recruitment of males, and advantages and disadvantages of males in the field. Implications of the study focus on ways to create gender-fair classrooms.

male teachers early childhood education preservice education gender-fair classrooms 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret H. Cooney
    • 1
  • Mark T. Bittner
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EducationUniversity of WyomingLaramie
  2. 2.University of Wyoming

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