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Nursery Management: International - Men of the world

by Meredith Jones Russell - NurseryWorld
Achieving real gender balance in the early years continues to flummox countries across the world. On average in OECD countries, just 3.2 per cent of pre-primary teachers are male, with the rate lower than 1 per cent in most of Eastern Europe, Israel and Portugal.

History: The Teacher Corps (1966)

By Stephen D. Lerner - The Harvard Crimson
[MenTeach: In a recent article in March 2020 "[Warren] Farrell has also recommended to the White House a Male Teacher Corps — giving scholarships to men to become elementary school teachers in exchange for serving at least two years as one. He found that children most in jeopardy go from mom-only homes to female teachers in elementary school or nursery school. An astounding 95% of elementary school teachers are women. Boys who don’t have male role models that are constructive are vulnerable to male role models who are destructive — like gang leaders and drug dealers.

Why Men of Color Like Me Are Leaving the Classroom

by Alan Chazaro
I had never taught Tatiana before. Yet, after a Latinx student meeting in Oakland, the 12th grader unexpectedly embraced me, sobbing: “You’re the first Mexican teacher I’ve seen at this school; I just wanted to say thank you.”

Translation: I’ve never seen someone like you in a position of academic importance.

Black Male Educators In St. Louis Have A Formula For Boosting Their Numbers

By Andrea Y. Henderson - St. Louis Public Radio
Darryl Diggs Jr. only had two African American male educators in his school years.

He met the first one, a physical education teacher, in grade school — and then another, a physiology teacher, in high school. At college, he only had one black male professor.

Summit for male students of color discusses the difficulties they face in going to college — and finishing

by Rafael Guerrero - The Courier-News
Education professor J. Luke Wood has spent years researching and talking about the challenges male students of color have in pursuing and attaining a college diploma — family income, social stigmas, complicated experiences in elementary and high school.
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