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Who do you want me to be? An exploration of female and male perceptions of ‘imposed’ gender roles in the early years

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Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)658-670
Number of pages13
JournalEducation 3-13
DatePublished - 3 Sep 2017


© 2016 ASPE. This paper provides an exploratory discussion surrounding the views and experiences of women and men who work/train in the early years (0–8 years) by bringing together select findings from two independent doctoral research projects. In an effort to weave together the voices of females and males working/training in the early years sector, this paper focuses its attention on the different ways in which their working roles are constructed and the possible ways in which this leads to the imposition of gender roles upon professionals in the 0–8 workforce in England.


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