School pays student loans to recruit male staff

by Birdie Smith - The Age - Australia
A SCHOOL in Melbourne's west is offering to pay its former students' HECS debts and guarantee employment to graduating male primary school teachers, as it tries to recruit male teachers and tackle gender imbalance in the staffroom.

At Westbourne Grammar School in the outer western suburb of Truganina, male students who go on to study primary teaching at tertiary level will have their HECS fees paid by the school in full. This figure amounts to about $5000 per student per year.

National Education Report - Status of American Teachers (2000-2001)

National Education Association
NEAResearch has conducted surveys on the status of the American public school teacher every five years since 1956. The current report profiles the status of teachers for the school year 2000-2001. These surveys provide continuing data on the professional and personal characteristics of teachers, the current status of their teaching conditions, their attitudes toward the profession, and their community and civic activities.

Download the attachment below - it is the data in pdf format about men teachers from the study.

Voices: Chuck Dutchin - Teacher

by Joe Orso - La Crosse Tribune - Wisconsin - USA
Name: Chuck Dutchin

Age: 36

Occupation: Kindergarten teacher, Southern Bluffs Elementary School

Years in La Crosse area: Born and raised

Ethnicity: East Indian (mother's ancestors from Holland and India; father's from India)

Q: The La Crosse School District names you as the one black teacher among 640 teachers in the district. How do you identify racially and ethnically?

Seeking gender balance in university studies

by Britt Johnsen - Winona Daily News - Minnesota - USA
Jason Bauman doesn't fit the stereotype of a nurse. His nursing program at Winona State University is 90 percent female.

But Bauman is just the kind of student educators are looking for.

Women account for six out of 10 students at most U.S. universities, but even though women dominate colleges across the country, many undergraduates still choose fields stereotypical for their genders. Men gravitate to technical fields like engineering and computer science, while women fill the usual roles of teachers and nurses.

What teachers make - A story being sent around the internet

Unknown author
The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"

He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."

To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"
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