3rd National Men in Early Years Conference Bristol 2018
A conference promoting Gender in the Early Years: Ideas into Action. Hosted by Bristol Men in Early Years (BMIEY) Networkin partnership with Bristol Learning Cities.
Early Years Educators, Professionals, Academics, Students, Policy Makers and all with an interest in challenging both gender imbalance and stereotypes are invited to take part and engage on the day.
For us, one of the most significant challenges is the restrictive gender stereotypes we place on our children. Through exploring how children’s ideas around gender are formed in their early years, we can try and counteract the dominant cultural constructions that divide boys and girls.
We also want to challenge the low status attributed to the profession. It is crucial we value the period in which children develop their own set of values and beliefs about themselves and society. We believe we can achieve this through policy and practice informed by research.
Why, then, do we still not give the profession the status it deserves? How can we effectively tackle the gender imbalance in the workforce, at just 2% male? What do we need to do to remove these restrictive stereotypes we place upon boys and girls? What difference can this make in wider society?
BMIEY works to transform the way we think about gender in the early years and promotes the value of a diverse workforce as role models for children. We want to encourage evidence-based practice and promote gender flexible pedagogy.
Join us on July 10th 2018 to contribute and learn together!
*Doors open from 9:00am, the day will begin at 10:00 and run through til 4:00pm*
*You may select 3 workshops in terms of preference on the booking form, we will try our best to match you with your top preference. Please note this is not guaranteed, Workshops may still be added.*
*Booking for more than 1 person? Please email through your workshop preferences at Bmiey@bristol.gov.uk once you have booked your tickets.*
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