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Shpancer, Noam; Schweitzer, Stefanie N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Data were collected over a 15-year span from three comparable cohorts of students at a Midwestern university about their childcare histories and current attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal employment. Across cohorts, a history of non-parental childcare predicted adult attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Child Care, Attitude Measures, Adults
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Hedlin, Maria; Åberg, Magnus – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In Sweden, as in Western countries generally, most preschool teachers are women. This fact sometimes leads to the assumption that preschools are "feminine", and that this might be bad for boys. We challenge this assumption. Using a gender critical approach we have studied preschool student teachers. "Femininity" might be used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes, Femininity, Ethnography
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Sak, Ramazan – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Teaching in early childhood classrooms is a female-dominated job all over the world. The aim of this study is to compare male and female pre-service early childhood teachers' sense of self-efficacy. The study sample of 451 pre-service teachers consisted of 231 female and 220 males. The Turkish-language version of the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Males
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Smidt, Wilfried; Roux, Susanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Against the background of theories and research, it is crucial to gather in-depth information about the Big Five personality traits of pedagogues as well as prospective pedagogues. Such information can be attained by comparing them with a cross section of the population. However, there is a research gap concerning the Big Five of early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Hedlin, Maria; Gunnarsson, Gunilla – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The Swedish preschool curriculum emphasises preschool teachers' task to stimulate children's interest in science and technology. Technology education, however, has not always had a given place in Swedish early childhood education, and this has been associated with female preschool teachers' fear of technology. This qualitative study explores how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Student Teachers, Gender Differences
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Kabadayi, Abdulkadir – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
It is clear that teacher qualifications significantly affect the quality of teaching beliefs and education provided to young children and that higher qualifications in preschool teachers have both short- and long-term positive effects on their students. This study was built on pre-existing literature and new data to analyse the current…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Questionnaires