To reflect upon perceptions of the characteristics of men, women and early years practitioners

Aim

To reflect upon perceptions of the characteristics of men, women and early years practitioners.

Evidence and reflection

Think of a woman you admire and a man you admire. They do not have to be ECEC practitioners but should be people you know. List the key characteristics of their personality, e.g. committed to a cause, loyal, consistent.
Now list key characteristics of an effective early years practitioner.
What crossovers are there? What differences?

Extension

How does this inform your image of ECEC as a gendered occupation?