October, 2011

Low Number of Male Teachers Affects Youth

by Chantee Lans - WFMY2
Education experts say that a lower salary and stereotypes are to blame for a shortage of male teachers across the Piedmont Triad.

Bill Budusky is a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Hunter Elementary School in Greensboro.

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Budusky is one of only six male teachers out of 75.

The father of two said having male teachers in schools is important because they serve as positive role models for boys.

Seeking more male teachers in Barbados

. . . The whining schoolboy with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping like snail unwillingly to school. - William Shakespeare

There are just not enough male schoolteachers, says Captain Errol Brathwaite. And it won't be the first time the utterance has been made by an educator.

Call for men to teach, become role models

By Meg Rayner - The Courier in Australia
They are the minority in every staff room but are highly in demand.

Male teachers make up just one-fifth of the teaching population in Victorian state schools.

In the Grampians region, there are 700 male teachers and 1328 female teachers in state schools.

For the Catholic diocese of Ballarat, there are 934 female teachers and just 397 males.

Male Call: Recruiting More Men to Teach Elementary School

by Tamar Snyder
Public schools are searching for a few good men -- male teachers, that is. Men accounted for less than one-fourth of all teachers in 2006, according to statistics released recently by the National Education Association (NEA), and there is little indication of that figure changing anytime soon.

Jon Hamm (TV Actor) Talks About The Lack Of Positive Male Role Models

by Lane Moore - Jezebel
Get ready to fall even more in love with Jon Hamm. Seriously. There are new levels of adoration for this man and we're about to discover them together.

Hamm was recently a speaker at the Rape Treatment Center benefit brunch in Beverly Hills where he spoke about his pre-Mad Men employment history — which we will refer to as phase one of your ever-deepening affection.

Student Perspective: Benefits to being a man in a female-dominated teaching position

by Michael Nowels - The Mirror


Perhaps those who are surprised think it strange for a man to be going into teaching young children. That is valid, as there are not many male teachers. But the idea that men are not as suited for teaching as women is a cop-out.

I find this notion similar to the expectation that female doctors are somehow inferior, despite going through all the same training that their male counterparts have seen. Even though both viewpoints are remarkably narrow-minded, they are shared, whether consciously or subconsciously, by many.

MenTeach – New England meets with Dr. Eli Newberger, MD

by Craig Simpson
MenTeach New England met for our Fall meeting in early October 2011 at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.

Two articles about Men in Education: World Forum in Hawaii & NAEYC

by Don Piburn - World Forum Men in Early Childhood Education (MECE)
Our World Forum Men in Early Childhood Education logo and webpage address is featured rather prominently in the latest issue of Exchange.

MenTeach E-News - October 2011

1) Are you an alien? Experiences of a male Primary School teacher
2) Low Number of Male Teachers Affects Youth
3) Seeking more male teachers in Barbados
4) Two articles about Men in Education: World Forum in Hawaii & NAEYC
5) Call for men to teach, become role models
6) Male Call: Recruiting More Men to Teach Elementary School
7) Jon Hamm (TV Actor) Talks About The Lack Of Positive Male Role Models
8) Male Educator Named State Teacher Of Year
9) Student Perspective: Benefits to being a man in a female-dominated teaching position