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Proceedings of the very First Summit on Men in Early Childhood Teaching & Care in NZ in 2007

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Below is an outline of the Contents of the published proceedings of the 1st Men in Early Child Care and Teaching Summit in New Zealand which was called/ organised by Sarah Alexander and ChildForum in 2007.

 

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Section A: Summit Proceedings

  • What We Want to See Happening to Encourage Male Recruitment, and to Involve and Keep More Men in EC Teaching and Care Work. Summary by Sarah Farquhar
  • Where-to-Now? Chaired by Russell Ballantyne
  • His'tory of Playcentre by Paul Callister
  • Latest Interpretations of Why Males in Teacher-Staffed Services Have Gone From Endangered to Almost Extinct by Sarah Farquhar
  • Gender and Tertiary Education by Paul Callister
  • Avoiding the Minefield as a Male in Teacher Training and Employment: Tips and Strategies for Survival. Panel discussion including Adam Buckingham (Auckland) with Stuart Cottam (Nelson), Duncan Fisher (Christchurch) & Garth Armstrong (Wellington)

 

Section B: Comments and Letters

  • Dialoguing by Alex Gunn
  • Reflections on the Summit by Stu Cottam
  • A Personal Response by Dr Beverley Clark
  • A View from the Great White North (Canada) by Ron Blatz
  • A Mouse in a Fishbowl by Dale Neill
  • Changing the Culture in Centres by Christopher Jones
  • Attracting Men into Early Childhood Work by Denise Heald
  • Just Go For It! by Larry Walker
  • The Power of the Media by Caterina Murphy

 

Section C: Articles

  • Critically Endangered: Male Pre-school Teachers by Harald Breiding-Buss
  • The Consequences for Children of an Absence of Men in Early Childhood by Peter Heaslip
  • Men in Early Childhood Teaching by Sarah-Eve Farquhar
  • Men in the Lives of Children: Recruiting Male Teachers by B. Cunningham & L. Watson
  • Men at Work: Sexism in Early Childhood Education by Sarah Farquhar, Lance Cablk, Adam Buckingham, David Butler and Russell Ballantyne
  • A Case for Allowing and Enabling Men to Work with Young Children by Sarah Farquhar
  • Of Puppy Dog Tails, Sugar and Spice: Gender Inequality and Discrimination in Early Childhood Education by Sarah Farquhar
  • Fathers' Involvement in Early Years Settings: Findings from Research by Tim Kahn
  • Including Men in Early Childhood Education: Insights from the European Experience by Jan Peeters
  • The Men as Role Models Argument: A Case for Researching Children's Views by Richard Harty

 

Section D: Summary of Various Newspaper Articles

  • Abuse Allegations - Editorial
  • Sex Abuse Fears Keep Men Out by James Gardiner
  • Men Scared off Teaching by Sex Claims – Report by Alison Tocker
  • The Pressures that Drove Carl from a 13-year Career by Mark Stevens
  • Society Suffering as Males Run Scared of Abuse Accusations - Editorial
  • Men Shy Away from Teaching by Lisa Webber
  • Growing Gender Gap in Primary School Teaching
  • Restoring Image of Male Teachers
  • Male Teachers Need Encouragement
  • Sex Slurs Forcing Men out of Teaching by Mark Henderson
  • Call to End Anti-Male Bias
  • Men Needed for Childcare by Arwen Hann
  • Endangered Species by Arwen Hann
  • Males Victims of Childcare Sexism by Lane Nichols
  • Men Avoided 'Hysteria' by Claire Trevett
  • 'Get over it' - Editorial
  • Teachers Recoil from Risky Touching by Michele Hewitson
  • Panic Inspired Big Brother by Rebecca Rowe
  • Teachers Should Touch Children – Lecturer. By Jon Morgan
  • Draft Teachers' Code Touchy about Hugs by Tara Ross
  • Teachers can Touch Children Says Union by Claire Trevett
  • Teachers Want Help in Classroom War Zones by Lane Nichols
  • Giving Men a Place at Preschool by Patrick Crewdson
  • More Than a Job by Ruth Hill
  • Why Preschools Need Men by Ruth Hill
  • Men Scared of Abuse Label by Arwen Hann
  • Support Plan by Arwen Hann
  • Anti-male Prejudice Plagues Childcare by Jenifer Johnston
  • Babysitters' Club Changes Gender

 

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