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Gender EYE (Gender Diversification in Early Years Education: Recruitment, Support and Retention) is a study by the University of Lancaster Department of Educational Research and the Fatherhood Institute, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Latest figures suggest that only 3% of the early years workforce in England & Wales, and 4% in Scotland, are men. This proportion has remained virtually static for 20 years. Our research aims to identify the obstacles that stand in the way of greater gender diversity; to learn about possible solutions (including those developed overseas); and to use this knowledge to produce practical resources that can help the UK diversify this vital part of the education sector.
Are you an early years practitioner or manager?
Could you help us by filling in one of our surveys?
It’s October and our surveys are still open and hosted on our survey page of this website! We have now extended the survey deadline until 20 December 2019.
If you could help to promote our surveys as far and wide as possible, we would be very grateful.
Please contact us if you wish for more information to send to your colleagues and friends.