November, 2016

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.

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.

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.

Maryland declares a shortage of men teacher

A new report from the Maryland State Department of Education shows seven of every eight teachers hired last year were women.

The shortage is especially egregious in special education, early childhood education and languages.

"Our undergraduate programs are not creating enough people who are interested in education," said Dana Davison, Montgomery County Public Schools Human Resources and Development. "It's our job as a school system to say we need you."

MenTeach E-News - October 2016

MenTeach E-News
October 2016

1) Wanted: Cosla wants more men to work in nurseries across Scotland to solve staffing crisis
2) Classrooms need more male teachers, charity says
3) Ireland has far more female teachers than male in all sectors
4) Male teachers in elementaries
5) Gender stereotypes breaking down in career choices
6) Want black male role models in our schools? Hire them as teachers.
7) African-American boys less likely to be suspended if teacher is black, research reports

Thoughts from the Inaugural Northern California Men and Child Care Conference

By Gregory Uba
Let me begin by apologizing for the press release-sounding language. We haven’t yet had the opportunity to collectively dive into our notes and conference evaluations and I wanted to get something out immediately.

Wellington's Y-Men programme trying to increase the low male ECE teacher numbers

by Kris Dando -
It took a terrible affliction suffered by a sibling for Anaru Jones to find his calling in life.

The 22-year-old from Stokes Valley helps out at Tui Park Kindergarten in Linden four days a week as part of programme run by Whanau Maanaki Kindergartens.

2016 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Awards

Rodney West - Champion for Men & Children Award

2014 & 2016 EC-MENZ - New Zealand Reports

The 10th Annual EC-MENz Summit was held on 8th & 9th April 2016 at BTI (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute), Bay of Plenty

Celebrating the many roles of men in ECE

Improving gender equality is the key to tackling Britain's male teacher shortage

by Joanne McDowell - The Conversation
As it currently stands, less than 13% of the UK's primary school teachers are male. A lot of this is down to the fact that primary teaching continues to be seen as a job only suitable for women. "Feminine" characteristics such as "caring" are seen as central to the role, and Western society mainly still envisions that it is only women – and not men – who possess such qualities.