An Interview with David Brody: The role of men in teaching

This is an interview of David Brody in New Zealand. David has spent most of his career focusing on early childhood education, teacher training and academic research. He recently sat down with The Jerusalem Post to discuss the role of men in early childhood education and his research in the field of gender balance, which he began some five years ago. Your read about his research here.

African-American boys less likely to be suspended if teacher is black, research reports

by Jane Meredith Adams - EdSource
African-American boys in elementary school are less likely to be suspended or expelled if they have a teacher who is black, a study released Tuesday suggests.

If black male students have black teachers, their rate of removal from school for behavioral issues is reduced by 2 or 3 percent, a small but statistically significant drop, according to a peer-reviewed study in Education Next, a journal published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Editorial: What Teacher Dispositions Engage Children in Learning?

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
Last November, Joe and Brandon, two of the male early childhood students attended the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference and participated in every presentation given by a male educator. These two men were affirmed in their decision to become early childhood teachers because they continually heard how important it is for children to have a male teacher.

Want black male role models in our schools? Hire them as teachers.

by Goorish Wibneh - The Seattle Globalist
The Seattle Public Schools has a well documented "achievement gap." That's the striking difference in academic achievement between black male students (and other students of color) compared with their white counterparts.

As of last year, SPS also has a five-year strategic plan to address the gap.

Gender stereotypes breaking down in career choices

by Tyra Jackson - Reporter - Opelika-Auburn News
A typical work day for East Alabama Medical Center nurse Charles Smith can consist of extreme emergencies, the stabilization of patients, collaborating with co-workers, educating families about medical conditions and anything that has to do with saving a life.

On some days at the intensive care unit, he might even be referred to as "doc."
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