Project

Boys in Care – strengthening boys to pursue care occupations (BiC) – 2017-2019

Project aim: Create and improve initiatives for gender untypical vocational choices supporting boys in untypical vocational pathways, challenge the under-representation of men in professional care education including health care, elder care, early childhood education and primary school and teaching, challenge a cultural ascription of care work as an extension of women’s ‘natural’ function in the family and foster caring masculinities and challenge rigid gender norms.
Project activities:
1. Review of textbooks, teaching and informational material for vocational choices
2. Developing an online toolkit for gender sensitive educational and vocational counselling for teachers and counsellors.
3. Developing and/or improving gender sensitive online informational material for professionals, boys and parents.
4. Developing and implementing modularized training courses for teachers and vocational counsellors with a focus on gender sensitive vocational counselling for boys.
5. Development of a manual, oriented on the needs of teachers and vocational counsellors (incl. strategies, tools, specific knowledge).
6. Awareness raising campaigns

The consortium consists of Dissens Institut für Bildung und Forschung e.V. – Germany (project coordinator), Verein für Männer- und Geschlechterthemen Steiermark – Austria, The Peace Institute – Slovenia, Instituto degli Innocenti – Italy, Center of Women’s Studies and Policies – Bulgaria, Center for Equality Advancement – Lithuania.

Associate partner in Lithuania – Education Development Centre

Project is funded by the European Union.