We are now at the end of our GenderEYE research project and we want to share our findings with you!
By October 2020, the GenderEYE team will have spent two years researching the current recruitment, support and retention strategies for men working in Early Years Education. It is our aim to then disseminate the information and evidence that we have accumulated to those of you in the sector who can implement our finings in a positive way.
There are 3 ways in which we are achieving this:
End of Project Conference
The End of Project conference on the 9th October 2020 was aimed at an audience of practitioners, academics and key influencers within the sector. The keynote was provided from Prof. Kari Emilsen and the findings were shared by Dr. Joann Wilkinson. Kari’s slides from her Keynote presentation can be viewed below.
Training event for managers
On the 15th and 22nd October, the Fatherhood Institute, supported by the GenderEYE team will be running a free training event for managers of Early Years settings. Based on our findings, attendees will be provided with key insights and training to use best practice in recruiting and supporting male practitioners. Attendees to this session will become trained ‘MITEY Champions’ with the potential to cascade their training. Places are still available and can be booked here.
The Training Toolkit
To support the training event and end of project conference, the team has also produced a training toolkit which is be available on this and the Fatherhood Institute websites. Launched at the End of Project conference, the toolkit is available for download here.