Men in ECE
One of my first posts was about how we really could do with more men working in early childhood education.
There is a list doing the rounds at the moment of men who blog on early childhood. Alec of Child’s Play Music posted his version here.
It is a good list. Good bloggers. Interesting men doing interesting work. Good on them.
That list is not long – 15 or 16. But mine is shorter, because I am only listing the ones who work in preschool education now. I have left out the primary school teachers; and the men who build things, or direct things; the ones who have consultancies or opinions.
I have taken some links from Greg’s post, and cut his list down. This is an even shorter list* of blogging blokes who, as recently as last week, earnt their crust at the playdough-face of direct early childhood care:
tomsensory: Sand and Water Tables
Sergio Pascucci: Crayons, Wands and Building Blocks
and perhaps Jeff Johnson at Explorations Early Learning also qualifies, since he seems to still be involved in Family Day Care.
Not that I don’t respect the men who care enough about children to think deeply and write about early education, in whatever capacity. But I particularly want to recognise the men who actively work as educators of young children, on the same wages and conditions as the 98% of women in the industry.
This very short list of bloggers represent them.
*As far as I know. If I have misread a blog, or anyone knows of a missing link, I’d love to update this.