Welcome to The Male Montessorian (TMM)! The Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector continues to be a grossly gendered profession, labelled often as ‘women’s work’, and seen as an offshoot to motherhood. These narrow views of ‘who’ gets to educate and care for young children arise from reductive framings of gender that essentialise what men and women bring to ECEC. In order to create equal, diverse and inclusive spaces, it becomes immensely important to unsettle unhelpful discourses so as to make room for other narratives to emerge. One of the main ways we attempt to do this at TMM is by highlighting a wide range of diverse voices of those who work with young children. Not as a means to deepen the binaries, but as a way to multiply our worlds. We engage with a variety of theoretical frameworks in order to facilitate unbounded ways of thinking, feeling and doing with the aim of inspiring inclusive early childhood practice.
‘Everything I care about makes me more worldy, not less. Worldly in the sense of connected to the ripples…’ – Donna Haraway
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We are always looking for people to contribute to TMM. If you are interested, please get in touch via the contact form.