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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 2% of the UK’s early years workforce are men – a figure that has remained 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? Our surveys are now launched and hosted on our survey page of this website and once the summer holidays are over will will do a publicity launch at the start of September. If you could help to promote our surveys in September we would be very grateful.