In 2015-16, Men in Early Childhood Education (MEC)-Colorado had the opportunity to interview 50 males. Participates either previously worked in Early Childhood Education (ECE), are currently work in the field, or are currently studying ECE. With this tremendous response, we were able to gather over 10 hours of recording. As an organization we have had the opportunity to listern to all the recordings, combining them into a shorter clip utilized by graduate students, news outlets, and advocacy organizations. In this clip, there is valuable information throughout the entire documentation, we feel that it is essential to also offer a written documentation of all the interviews. It is is important that we are able to completely capture the voices of males working in ECE as males are such a small percentage of the workforce in the ECE field. With this in mind, we feel a complete and authetic evaluation of the audiio transcript is needed. By having a complete and valid written copy of the interviews conducted, we will be able to ulitize this information to provide essential data to our fellow organizations, as well as our organization to continue to share this important information to the ECE community.
Your contribution will allow us to provide community partners, prospective male ECE professionals and current ECE educators with an opportuntity to strengthen the profession with a written and/or electronic documentation of the interviews conducted in 2015 and 2016.