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Welsh classrooms 'need more men'

BBC News
Boy pupils in schools in Wales can reach the age of 11 without ever being taught by a man, according to a report.

The General Teaching Council for Wales said that unless more men are recruited into the profession, boys could be denied classroom male role models.

It said only 26.9% of teachers in all schools in Wales are men. In primary schools the figure is just 16%.

Secondary schools have the highest figure at 40%. However, most Welsh head teachers are still men.

Male Students Referred to Special Education More Than Female Students

by Greg Alexander
My name is Gregory Alexander. I am a doctoral student at the University of Laverne in southern california. I am doing my dissertation on recruitment & retention strategies of men in special education, and its long term effects on special education.

I am a special education high school teacher and an adjunct professor at California State University San Bernardino and National University in the Special Education department.

Needed in class: a few good men

By Jodi Helmer - The Christian Science Monitor
Lowly status, poor pay, and fear of lawsuits are pushing the numbers of male teachers in US classrooms to an all-time low.

Tips for male teachers - A forum discussion

Discussion at A to Z Teacher's Stuff - another site's forum
I am going back to school to get an elementary teaching certificate. I currently work in accounting and have a business degree but through years of volunteer work with Junior Achivement feel that teaching is my calling. I found a great accelerated program and looking forward to changing to a more rewarding career. I know male elementary teachers are rare and my advisor has told me I will have no problem getting a job if I come out of the program with the needed skills and great portfolio.

A Hawaiian MenTeach Retreat

by Donald E. Piburn, M.S.Ed
Perhaps all you mid-West retreat attendees and planners will have more experience or a different spin, but I have some impressions to share from our first Hawaii AEYC Men in Education Network retreat back in October. We followed the suggestions outlined in the NAEYC bulletin on the topic by our very own Bryan Nelson.

http://www.journal.naeyc.org/btj/200211/MenGather.pdf.

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