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GONCALVES, Josiane Peres; REIS, Maria das Graças Fernandes de Amorim dos  and  FARIA, Adriana Horta de. Teacher education child looks men: achievements and prejudice. Perspectiva [online]. 2016, vol.34, n.3, pp.988-1014. ISSN 2175-795X.

The objective of this research is to ascertain what the social representations of male teachers who work with children aged 0-5 years enrolled in public institutions of early childhood education in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul The methodology was used semi-structured interviews that. were audio-recorded, transcribed and analyzed from the perspective of social representations, with teachers from four municipalities of that State. The results indicate that male teachers are limited in their activity as it is not permitted to perform tasks proper to the profession as bathing and changing diapers, for fear of pedophilia is evident. Discussions suggest that few men opt for the teaching profession, due to be considered a female profession. In conclusion, it can be said that early childhood education should give children contact with adults who are their references, of both sexes, especially at school, place where they begin socializing outside the family. In this sense, it can be said that men can contribute positively to the process of education of children.

Keywords : Social Representations; Childhood Education; Male Teachers.

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