MIEC Research

Thank you, for checking out our research page and taking a moment to broaden your awareness of Males in Early Childhood.

Here you will find a range of research information and publications to provide everything from an overview of males working within the industry to the benefits of males within our services and even how you can help to support and promote Males in early Childhood.

 Research Papers:

Journal of Men's Studies, Volume 19, Number 2, 2011 - focus on male teachers with the following articles:
Davison, K. & Nelson, B. Men and Teaching: Good Intentions and Productive Tensions.
Weaver-Hightower, M. Male Preservice Teachers and Discsouragement from Teaching.
Gosse, D. Race, Sexual Orientation, Culture and Male Teacher Role Models: "Will Any Teacher Do as Long as They Are Good?"
Johnson, S. & Weber, B. Toward a Genderful Pedagogyand the Teaching of Masculinity.
Weber, G. & Kitchenham, A. "Let's Hear it for the Men": A Men's Studies Curriculum in the Schools System.
White, S. Dads as Teachers: Exploring Duality of Roles in the New Zealand Context.
Butcher, J., Donnan, P. & Lewis, E. (1999) Men in Primary Teaching: An Endangered Species? Australian Catholic University.  http://www.aare.edu.au/99pap/but99238.htp

Barnard, C. et al (2004) Recommendations for Improving the Recruitment of Male Early Childhood Education Professionals: The Female Viewpoint. Grand Valley State University, Michigan.

Chusmir, L. H. (1990). Men who make non-traditional career choices. Journal of Counseling and Development, 69, 11 – 16.

Cooney, M. & Bittner, M. (2001) Men in Early Childhood Education: Their Emergent Issues. Early Childhood Education Journal, 29(2), 77 – 82.

Commonwealth Government (2002) Educating boys, issues and information.

Cunningham, B. & Watson, L. (2002) Recruiting Male Teachers. Young Children, 57(6), 10 – 15.

Fagan, J. (1996) Principles for Developing Male involvement Programs in Early Childhood Settings. Young Children, 15(2), 64 – 70.

Fagan, J. (1996) Getting men in early childhood programs. The Education Digest, 62, 24 – 28.

Hamilton, K. (2003) ‘Daddy Daycare’: What’s keeping men from a career in early childhood? Rattler, 68, 6

Huber, L., Vollum, I., Stroud, J. (2000) Encouraging Men to Enter the Field of Child Care: What Can Be Done? Early Childhood Development and Care, 165, 17 – 21.

Jensen, N. (2012) Working in children's services from the perspecctive of a male educator. Foundations, Issue 9 June 2012, 12-15. http://www.himh.org.au/client_images/1074932.pdf

Sargent, P. (2004). Between a rock and a hard place: men caught in the gender bind of early childhood education. The Journal of Men's Studies 12, (3) 173-192.

Sargent, P. (2005). The gendering of men in early childhood education. Sex Roles 52, (3-4) 251-259.

Sumsion, J. (2005).  Male teachers in early childhood education: Issues and case study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly 20, (1) 109-123.

Farquar, S., Cablk, L., Buckingham, A., Butler, D. & Ballantyne, R. (2006). Men at work: Sexism in early childhood education. Childforum Research Network. http://www.ecmenz.org/docs/farquar_men-at-work_2007.pdf

Peeters, J. (2007). Including men in early childhood education: Insights from the European expeience. NZ Research in Early Childhood Education 10.

d'Arcy, C. (2008). Blokes can do it as well. Every Child 14, (1). 10-11.

Rentzou, K. & Ziganitidou, K. (2009). Greek male early childhood educators: Self and societal perceptions towards their chosen profession. Early Years 29, (3) 271-279.






Working Forum on Men in Early Childhood Education http://www.worldforumfoundation.org/wf/projects/men_ece/index.php

Men in Early Childhood New Zealand 


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Men in Childcare (Britain)

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Males in EC Blogs

Marc Armitage: Marc Armitage
Jeff Johnson: Explorations Early Learning
Matt Halpin: Look At My Happy Rainbow!
Noah Kenneally: The People Garden
Alec Duncan: Child's Play Music
Alistair Bryce-Clegg: ABC Does
Tom Hobson: Teacher Tom
Rusty Keeler: Earth Play Network
Scott Wiley: Brick By Brick
Scott also contributes to the collaborative blog: PreKandKSharing
Tom Bedard: Sand and Water Tables
Mr Shrek: Identity Crisis? No, I'm a Male Nursery Teacher!
Marc Faulder: personal blog Enabling Environments and class blog Class 1JD
Sergio Pascucci: Crayons, Wands and Building Blocks
@ko: @ko (an anonymous blog)
Enrique Hank Feldman: Evolved Learning, Fame Foundation and Hank Feldman
Enrique also contributes to the collaborative blog: PreKandKSharing
Mr Forest Schools: Mr Forest Schools (Don't know his actual name)
Matthew Gomez: My Hullabaloo
Bill Corbett: Cooperative Kids
Bill also contributes to the collaborative blog: PreKandKSharing
Juan Philipe Cortes: Meaning Matters
Dan Hodgins: Former Child
Eric VanRaepenbusch: Happy Birthday Author
Julian Grenier: Inside the Secret Garden
Adam Buckingham: Turning Trash Into Treasure
Neil Sinclair: Commando Dad (A dad trained to be a child minder)
Dan Pearce: Single Dad Laughing (Technically a dad, but never say 'just')
Nick Petten: Nick Petten (Researcher, Practicioner and Social Commentator)