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ERIC Number: EJ1206094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Challenges to Recruiting Black Males into Early Childhood Education
Meidl, Christopher
Urban Education, v54 n4 p564-591 Apr 2019
There is a lack of Black male teachers working with young children in early childhood education (ECE). This qualitative research investigated 23 Black male participants' beliefs about challenges to recruiting Black males to teach in ECE (birth-fourth) and recommendations to increase the number of Black males in ECE. Black masculinity identity theory was used as the lens to understand the sociocultural context participants provided. From the data, several themes emerged from participants' experiences: challenges to recruitment (i.e., presence, financial, and systematic obstacles in society) and recommendations for change (i.e., recruitment, alternative approaches, encouraging educational paths, and valuing personal interaction).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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