This article highlights key findings from perhaps one of the largest empirical studies to date.
It was conducted in Germany and investigated the situation of men in early childhood centres and in training. It sheds light on the attitudes also of women in early education and parents.
To quote: "The qualitative and quantitative findings provide representative information on the level of acceptance and desirability of having male early childhood educators, as well as reservations about and barriers to increasing the proportion of men" (p. 9).
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