To reflect upon perceptions of the characteristics of men, women and early years practitioners
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?
How does this inform your image of ECEC as a gendered occupation?