GUIDELINE FOR MALE TEACHERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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กุลชาติ พันธุวรกุล (Kullachat Pantuworakul)

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Early childhood teachers play an important role in parenting and provide learning that promote children development and age appropriate learning. This will lead to the desired feature. Early childhood learning should focus on the differences in gender roles both behavior and personality. The value of society is often judged that "Early childhood education is the work of women”. This causes the lacks of male teachers in early childhood education. In fact, early childhood teachers both men and women have different strengths and learning approaches through a variety of teaching methods. It also shows that male teachers play an important role in providing learning experience for children which has no difference from female teachers. It also plays an important role in communicating with the fathers of early childhood in order to promote learning development. Therefore, this will lead to guideline for male teachers in providing learning which focus on distinctive and masculinity features. Male teachers should be able to be good role models for both male and female children. They also are able to take good care of children by considering the exceptions gently. And to be able to have good relationship with children’s families respectfully in order to providing effective learning experiences, acceptance, recognition, and promotion of male teachers in the early childhood education society.

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