Proceedings of the First Men in Early Childhood Teaching Summit in NZ

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Below is an outline of the Contents of the published proceedings of the very first Men in Early Childhood Teaching Summit in New Zealand, called and organised by Sarah Alexander in 2007.

First Men in Early Childhood Teaching Summit Proceedings

Section A: Presentations

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  • 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 Alexander
  • 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 Alexander
  • 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 Alexander
  • Men in the Lives of Children: Recruiting Male Teachers by B. Cunningham & L. Watson
  • Men at Work: Sexism in Early Childhood Education by Sarah Alexander, Lance Cablk, Adam Buckingham, David Butler and Russell Ballantyne
  • A Case for Allowing and Enabling Men to Work with Young Children by Sarah Alexander
  • Of Puppy Dog Tails, Sugar and Spice: Gender Inequality and Discrimination in Early Childhood Education by Sarah Alexander
  • 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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