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Where are minority male teachers?

By Elmer Smith - Philadelphia Daily News
YOU COULD always tell when the VIPS were on campus. They drove newer cars, wore softer clothes.

It was easy to spot them among the denim-clad, recent high-school grads who made up most of the male student population on Temple's main campus in the '70s.

Veterans in Public Service or Veterans in Public Schools, to name their program for its mission, offered former Vietnam-era veterans a substantial stipend, free tuition and a generous book allowance.

Shortage of male teachers

By Susan Sandys - Ashburton Guardian - New Zealand
Ashburton Intermediate School principal Gavin Cooper has just six males on his teaching staff of 20, and would prefer a higher proportion of men.

Ministry of Education figures show there were 12, 175 male and 27,361 female permanent teachers in New Zealand schools at April 2006.

Mr Cooper said many boys were not experiencing male teachers until they got to high school and a lot did not have stable male role models in their lives.

Officials pleased, [the most percentage of male teachers in United States], even if they can't explain it

Topeka Capitol Journal - Topeka, KS, USA
Kansas makes the honor roll when it comes to the rate of male teachers in classrooms. Leading the nation with a 33.4 percent male teaching staff, Kansas is trailed by Oregon at 31.6 percent and Alaska with 31.5.

Why so many?

There's no easy answer.

But Brenda Dietrich, superintendent of schools for Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437, is delighted with the state's performance. She likes the balance, she said, that the large percentage of male teachers brings to the classroom.

Male teachers try to make a difference in the classroom

By Donna Holman - T & D, Orangeburg, SC, USA
Jacob Smith is a first-year math and science instructor at Carver-Edisto Middle School in Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four in Cope, but he's no neophyte when it comes to working with male students.

Smith has been working for the past five years as a youth program director at Branchville High School. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in elementary education.
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