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Letter: Thank you for the 2018 NAEYC Award

Dr. Valora Washington - Council for Professional Recognition
To the members of the NAEYC Men in Education Network (M.E.N.):

I’d like to send out a heartfelt Thank You to all of you for honoring me on Nov. 16 with this year’s Champion for Men and Children Award.

It is a profound honor and privilege to know many of you  and to have worked with you over the years.

It is especially gratifying that it came from a group of people that I admire so much for all of the hard work that you do in the early childhood education field.

Editorial: Men Students Experiencing the NAEYC 2018 Conference in Washington DC

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
Last month I had the privilege of presenting at the NAEYC conference in Washington D. C. What was even more of an honor and thrill was that I took two of our male students, Dylan and Andrew, to the conference. Together we presented our research about the dispositions men use to engage children in learning.

For the first time in history the percentage of men in child care increases to highest level

MenTeach.org
(MINNEAPOLIS) – MenTeach has announced for the first time in United States history, the percentage of men working in child care has increased to 6.3%. Since the 1970s the percentages have ranged from 2.1% to 5.9% but has only been above the 6% threshold once in 1975 at 6.2% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Editorial: I am a man and I want to work with children.

Stephen McKinney - North Carolina State University
As I enter my final semester of the Elementary Education MAT program at NC State University, I have found myself reflecting upon my experience and seeking to understand my journey as a man entering the field of EE.  I think back to the beginning – to when I was first deciding if teaching was right for me – to when I read this article that ultimately pushed me to go for it.  

More diversity called for in New Zealand's classrooms - but it's not everything

by Christina Persico - NZ Stuff
Sean Dillon is a Pākeha male - but he's in the minority.

He is a school teacher - a field where three-quarters of the population are female.

New Zealand has 55,020 registered teachers, as at April 2017 - 40,819 of these are women. That is almost three times the 14,201 male teachers educating our children.
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