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£50,000 fund has been announced to help boost the number of men working in Scotland childcare

Around 4% of the current workforce for children’s daycare across Scotland are men.

The Scottish Government’s new Men in Early Years Challenge Fund will be split into two awards of £25,000 and given to two colleges to run pilot projects which support men in childcare.

Colleges across the country will be able to make bids for the cash, which will be administered by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

MenTeach - New England Meeting

Vanessa Reiss-Vaughn, Sarah Montoya and Clarence Little are helping to call a meeting/networking gathering of men in early education. This is sort of a restart of activities of MenTeach - New England. If you know of people that maybe interesting please pass this along the attached flyer. Please respond if you are interested and can't attend.

We are mostly getting to know each other.

Hope you can attend. Write me back with questions.

Craig Simpson
cs4202144@yahoo.com

Men who care: attracting men into the caring professions

Attracting men into the caring professions faces some societal challenges but there is a movement to encourage more men into caring roles

At the same time as efforts rightly focus on getting more women in leadership positions and into male-dominated industries, there is also a movement to encourage more men into the careers dominated by women.

In particular, the caring professions are bereft of men. Early years teaching and nursery workers are almost exclusively female, as is nursing and the social care workforce.

British College celebrates first male graduates in 126 year history

Norland College, the specialist provider of childcare training and education based in Bath, has celebrated the first male degree graduates in the college’s 126 year history, at its annual graduation ceremony.

Liam Willett, 21, and Harry Pratt, 21, have become the first males to complete the college’s BA (Hons) degree in Early Years Development and Learning.

In China: Must Your Teacher Be Like You?

Is it important for a male student to be taught by a male teacher? Or a Chinese student to have a Chinese teacher? How about a Christian student being taught only in a convent?   

Researchers argue that your teacher’s gender, race and identity can affect your learning significantly.

That is, the more your teacher is like you, the more successfully you will learn in school.

Here are two reasons why.

Impactful Role-Modelling
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