Is this supporting children’s transition into school learning?

A presentation by Helena Winter and Bron Griffiths at the EC-MENz Summit in April 2016 at BTI (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute), Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Helena and Bron spoke about why they chose a virtues based programme to research how well children transition into school.

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A presentation by Martyn Mills-Bayne, Lecturer at University of South Australia, Coordinator of the MENtor program for males in ECE, at the EC-MENz Summit in April 2016 at BTI (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute), Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Martyn informed us about the MENtor program as well as statistics for males in ECE from South Australia.

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Enactment of gender equity in the NZ teacher-led early education sector

A presentation by Maggie Lyall, Te Whiringa: School of Leadership and Policy, Faculty of Education. at the EC-MENz Summit in April 2016 at BTI (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute), Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

In her talk Maggie spoke about her journey on gender research at a doctoral level.

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A presentation by Craig d’Arcy at the EC-MENz Summit in April 2016 at BTI (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute), Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

In his talk Craig spoke about the benefits of increased male involvement in ECE, the challenges for male participation, and an insight into the early childhood industry in Australia.

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by Craig d'Arcy

It is essential for children to have both men and women working together in their care and education. Men have something to offer that is different to what females have to offer. Both men and women together can make fundamental contributions to the care and education of young children. The following outlines the tasks that all stakeholders face as we strive to: encourage acceptance within early childhood services of the vital role of male staff, prevent men's professional isolation, encourage and support males to enter and stay in the field, and enhance the profession of early childhood as a whole.

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