Men in a Women’s World: Motivations and Perceptions on the Teaching Profession of Male Early Childhood Pre-service Teachers
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- Motivations; Perceptions; Teaching Professions; Early Childhood Education
Crucial in shaping future generations, the teaching profession is a nation- building career. Thus, motivations and perceptions in choosing this vocation become crucial as they play key roles in the development of pre-service teachers’ identity as teachers. Despite some professions’ gender balances appearing to be shifting toward equality, the teaching profession remains feminized and, hence, dominated by females. As such, the present qualitative descriptive study explored the career motivations and perceptions toward the teaching profession of five male early childhood education pre-service teachers. Regarding participants’ perceptions of the teaching profession, findings showed 11 emerging themes focusing on the teachers’ roles, characteristics, and responsibilities inside the classroom and their societal status. While the findings imply that they did not have any negative perceptions of the teaching profession, they were aware of how others construct negative views and stereotypes of it. In terms of the participants’ career motivations, results showed five recurring themes, highlighting love for children, support for children’s growth and development, and desire to change the common negative perspectives on male teachers. Furthermore, influences from their direct environment, such as their families and teachers, were also indicated as their driving force.
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TY - CONF AU - Daniel J. Cabugsa AU - Joel M. Torres AU - Leomar S. Galicia AU - Aprillette C. Devanadera AU - Ericson O. Alieto PY - 2023 DA - 2023/04/28 TI - Men in a Women’s World: Motivations and Perceptions on the Teaching Profession of Male Early Childhood Pre-service Teachers BT - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 305 EP - 335 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_26 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_26 ID - Cabugsa2023 ER -