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MenTeach E-News - November 2014

MenTeach E-News
November 2014

1) Kindergarten teacher part of a rare breed
2) MenTeach at the National Conference in Dallas, TX
3) Jerry Parr and Jason Williams National Award Winners
4) India: Male teachers in city schools feel stigmatised
5) Scholarship designed for African-American men in Florida
6) Queensland (Australia) College of Teachers propose investigation into decline in number of males choosing teaching
7) How the recession moved us closer to gender balance
8) M.E.N. Organization meeting last night was a success in Wisconsin

M.E.N. Organization meeting last night was a success in Wisconsin

by Jill M. Klefstad Ed.D. - Program Director, Early Childhood Education
[MenTeach: You can read about this group from a previous post]

I just wanted to follow up with this good news about our M.E.N. Organization on campus.  Read the email below…I sent this to our teaching partners in the field this morning. I am SOOOOO excited.

Hope you are doing well and life is good to you.

Good morning to you!

How the recession moved us closer to gender balance

by Fiona McBennett - Business Irish
History was made this week, as Noirin O'Sullivan became the first woman ever appointed Garda Commissioner. This means the country's top two justice jobs are now occupied by women. Is the move towards gender balance in the workplace finally getting under way?

Queensland (Australia) College of Teachers propose investigation into decline in number of males choosing teaching

by Brittany Vonow - The Courier-Mail
The number of male teachers in Queensland schools has fallen to “alarming” levels, sparking a probe into the decline.

Poor pay rates and perception of teaching careers has been blamed for the slide, with registered male teachers making up barely 16 per cent of educators in state primary school this year.

The Queensland College of Teachers has proposed an investigation into the decline.