The Early Childhood Council's press release on the shortage of men working in early childhood education is quite short-sighted in its content, and comments made on TVNZ's Breakfast Show this morning by its chief executive were ill-informed and lacking.
The comments appear to be fanning the paedophile hysteria of the early 1990s that the first summit for Men in ECE in 2007 (see photo opposite), organised by ChildForum, had put to rest.
And bringing up that hysteria of the past again is not going to help raise the number of men working in early childhood education either.
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