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The purpose of this study was to discover what male preschool teachers and preschool teacher candidates face in the field of early childhood education. It was a qualitative study involving interviews with 10 volunteers: Five were preschool teachers and five were preschool teacher candidates. Four main themes emerged from the results: responses of participants’ parents, difficulties at the university, difficulties in the profession, and prejudices of children's parents. The results of the study also showed the following: (a) Teachers faced gender stereotypes, and teacher candidates believed they would eventually face them; and (b) if male teacher candidates could not perform their jobs easily or if they experienced any difficulty, they and their parents thought pursuing careers as a vice-principal or principal at a school was an acceptable option.



Recommended Citation

Dogutas, A. (2021). Gender stereotyping in the eyes of preschool teachers and teacher candidates. In W. B. James, C. Cobanoglu, & M. Cavusoglu (Eds.), Advances in global education and research (Vol. 4, pp. 1–11). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833042

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