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Boys want male teachers

Maine Boys Network
Jack Kammer, who created The Center for Men and Boys in Social Policy forwarded a new study that comes from the Maine Boys Network has come out with The Gender Divide in Academic Achievement (2008) that interviewed boys about their attitude about schoo

Where Are the Men? Promoting Gender Diversity in the Massachusetts Early Childhood Workforce

2008 CAYL Schott Fellows
A group from the 2008 Community Advocates for Young Learners (CAYL) has developed a policy brief about men teachers. It is the first of it's kind in Massachusett's and offers ideas about the importance of gender diversity in education.

CAYL is directed by Valora Washington, PhD.

MenTeach appears on ABC News Good Morning America

MenTeach (represented by Jonathan Maiden and Bryan G. Nelson) appeared on ABC New Good Morning America Story Monday, October 20th, 2008 on a brief segment about the rewards and challenges that men face working with young children.

Male teachers 'vital role models'

Training and Development Agency (TDA) of England
Male primary school teachers are vital role models for boys, new research suggests.

Almost half of men say that a male teacher has been a fundamental role model in their life, a survey commissioned by the Training and Development Agency (TDA) found.

The Mistrusted Male Teacher - Male Elementary School Teachers Face Low Ranks and Sometimes Parent Bias

By Lauren Cox - ABC News
[MenTeach - This article generated hundreds of comments from readers at the ABCnews.com website. After reading the article, there is a link at the end. Go read a few to see whether you agree.]

Education Policy Brief: The Status of Male Teachers in Public Education Today

Shaun P. Johnson - Center for Evaluation & Education Policy
[MenTeach: This is a Policy Brief out of the University of Indiana written by Shaun P. Johnson who taught the first graduate course with a focus on men in education. Bryan G. Nelson of MenTeach provides a commentary at the end of the policy brief.]

Female like me

by Lynn E. Nielsen
[MenTeach: Dr. Lynn E. Nielsen" focuses his work on recruiting male teachers. Here is one article about his teaching. You can another article about diversity here. And his story here.]

A University Course: Men in Education and the Male Teacher

by Shaun Johnson - Indiana University
[MenTeach: Shaun Johnson has been working for many years on the topic of men teaching. He has offered a course about men teaching and continues to research and write about this topic. We've posted the introduction to his syllabus and have also attached the entire course outline.]

How to protect your school from sexual harassment cases

by Martha Irvine - Associated Press
Arthur Brokop, a young substitute teacher, shut the windowless door of the first-grade classroom he'd been called in to oversee.

He dimmed the lights while showing a video and, one by one, put three young girls on his lap so he could fondle them through their clothing.

The crime still haunts the school superintendent in this town surrounded by oil fields and the rugged high desert of northwestern New Mexico.

Including Men in Early Childhood Education: Insights from the European Experience

by Jan Peeters
Abstract: The European Commission Network on Childcare introduced gender as an issue in early childhood services in Europe. In 1996 the Network set a target of 20% male workers in childcare that had to be reached by 2006. Several campaigns and interesting initiatives were set up and were successful in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the UK and Belgium, but no European country has reached the target.
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