Men thinking of making the change into primary school teaching can now take a taster day to find out more. It's part of an initiative to boost the percentage of men in the profession in Switzerland – which currently stands at around 18%.
Christopher Fields is rare in the teaching profession. He’s an African-American man, and he teaches sixth-grade English at East Lower School. According to the U.S. Department of Education, you'd have to stop by more than 50 classrooms in this country before you found one black male teacher.
1) Thoughts from the Inaugural Northern California Men and Child Care Conference 2) 2016 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) report and Awards 3) Wellington's Y-Men programme trying to increase the low male ECE teacher numbers 4) 2014 & 2016 EC-MENZ - New Zealand Reports 5) Improving gender equality is the key to tackling Britain's male teacher shortage 6) New figures reveal which region has the highest percentage of male teachers in England
Over the last six months, Men in Early Childhood-Colorado has been working on an audio digital story project. The purpose of this project was to gather stories from men who are studying ECE, working in the ECE field currently, or had worked in the ECE field.
Promoting diversity to increase the number of Black male teachers, and Hispanic male teachers, in public schools is vital to improving the educational outcomes for boys and young men of color to put them on a path to success.