October, 2016

Editorial: My father was a teacher

by Nicholas Hall - Stanley Boyd Area Schools Elementary Principal
For a little over a decade, my life has been dedicated to the growth and success of students of all ages - university students, high/middle school students, and for the last eight years, elementary students.

Free teacher training program for men labeled gender discrimination

Global Times
A new teacher training program has been created for men in Fujian province, Beijing News reported on Sept. 26.

The project was initiated last year by the Fujian Provincial Education Department, together with three other local departments and five teacher training universities. The purpose of the program is to ease the serious gender imbalance among primary school and kindergarten teachers.

Why we need more male teachers and more female principals

By Rosena Jordan - President INTO
Classrooms are a microcosm of society. In our schools, children learn the stories they will tell themselves for the rest of their lives, stories formed from the material they have around them.

What will today's primary children tell themselves about gender?

Education facing shortage of African American male teachers

by Jay Hare - Dothan Eagle
Rodney McCloud is something of a rarity in the education profession. He’s an African American male educator who teaches a STEM-related class.

MenTeach E-News - September 2016

MenTeach E-News
September 2016

1) What It's Like Being A Male Teacher
2) NZ Police heads towards gender balance while the Ministry of Education holds on to sex-role stereotypes for early childhood education
3) Recent college graduate returns to classroom: Town welcomes fourth-grade teacher
4) UPDATED: Register Now! Northern California Men in Child Care Conference
5) Video: Male Teachers in Mississippi
6) Will More Black Male Teachers Help Black Boys Better Succeed In School?

Wanted: Cosla wants more men to work in nurseries across Scotland to solve staffing crisis

by Andrew Denholm - Herald Scotsland
More men have been urged to work in nurseries to help address a chronic shortfall in the number of childcare staff across Scotland.

An extra 18,000 new workers will be required by 2020 to meet a Scottish Government commitment to expand free childcare places, but not enough new members of staff are being trained to fill the vacancies.

Currently some 95 per cent of all students who train in childcare services at Scottish colleges are female.

Classrooms need more male teachers, charity says

by Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter
England's classrooms need more male teachers, an education charity says, as government figures show a continued gender gap in the profession.

Department for Education statistics show 26% of teachers in England are men - accounting for 38% of secondary and 15% of primary school teachers.

To mark World Teachers' Day, the charity Teach First is urging more men to consider a career in the sector.

Ireland has far more female teachers than male in all sectors

by Fionnuala Jones - NewTalk 106-108fm
This is despite only 50% of women acting as principals in primary schools

Ireland continues to have more female teachers than male, according to new statistics released by the EU.

The figures, released in support of World Teachers' Day, show that 87 per cent of primary school teachers here are female while 71 per cent of positions in secondary schools were held by women.

Male teachers in elementaries

by Rick McCrabb - Journal-News
They can have a positive effect in the classroom, research shows.

Men make up only 10 percent of the elementary school teachers in Butler County, a trend seen nationally and one that concerns education experts.

The Middletown Journal analyzed staff lists in 10 Butler County districts, and of the 1,603.8 full-time equivalent teachers in elementary schools, 164 — or 10.2 percent — are men, according to 2010-11 data from the Ohio Department of Education.

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."