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Letter: More men needed in early childhood education in Canada

by Jayden Aylward - Sarnia - Canada
I am a second-year student in the early childhood education program at Lambton College and want to address the lack of men in the field.

I believe more men want to get in this field but feel the stigma is pushing them away. They should be welcomed and wanted in caregiving positions.

According to the College of Early Childhood Educators, 1.4 per cent of registered ECEs are male.

Does the childcare field have gender discrimination?

by Marissa Couch - The Wright State Guardian
Upon walking into a childcare facility, the majority of the teachers employed will be female. The ratio of men working in a childcare program compared to females is heavily skewed.

Wright State University student Jacob Shaw has worked with children for most of his life.

He currently holds a position at a local childcare center as he pursues his bachelor of science in Elementary Education.

Half of Gloucestershire primary schools have no male teachers

by Ellis LaneSenior Digital Reporter
Half of all primary schools in Gloucestershire have no male teachers.

New analysis of school workforce figures has revealed that 52 primary schools in Gloucestershire have an all-female teaching staff.

Excluding schools where the gender split of teachers is not available, that works out as 50 per cent of all primaries in our area.

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.
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