Objectives

1. To study the decision making process of male students and active teachers in the two Childhood Education cycles (0-3 / 3-6) in relation to their professional choice.
2. To analyze the views of families and professionals in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres in relation to the advantages and disadvantages that, from their perspective, are related to the figure of educators and teachers in these schools.
3. To design an intervention program, targeted at late high school and vocational training years, to increase the population of male educators in Early Childhood Education.
4. To contribute to expand current research lines on this issue.
5. To study the benefits of interpersonal relationships developed by male educators in Early Childhood Education, bearing in mind their impact on the children’s integral education, relationships with families and finally the rest of the professionals in the centre.
a. To study the benefits for all children, so they can live in the presence of positive male models.
b. To study the benefits, particularly for children who have a macho male, and perhaps violent, model in their family. For them, this can be a different experience and model of coexistence, which is also a preventive and even therapeutic intervention.
c. To study the advantages of overcoming stereotypes linked to “feminized” professions.
d. To study the advantages in terms of social integration of immigrants reaching the country.
e. To study the advantages of favouring models of co-responsibility for housework at home.
6. To provide arguments to the public administration, so they can expand and develop measures to promote the transmission of egalitarian values and attitudes.