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Pupils make more effort with male teachers as they are seen as 'more fair'

by Daily Mail Reporter
Pupils try harder for male teachers, according to an official study.

They make more effort to please them, display greater self-esteem and are more likely to believe they are being treated fairly.

The findings are particularly significant as more than a quarter of primary schools do not have a single male teacher.

Men in Your Teacher Preparation Program: Five Strategies to Recruit and Retain Them

The professional Young Children has published it's May 2010 issue devoted to Men in the Lives of Young Children. Several MenTeach.org members have an article in the journal. If you are a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children you already have the issue and can download an electronic version.

Fatherless boys have significantly higher feelings of self worth with male teacher

Paul Dawson, Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth
[MenTeach: Here is so early research from the 1970s showing that there is a positive effect having male teachers.]

Male elementary teacher candidates: A narrative perspective on their initial career choice

by Jon Bradley - McGill University - Canada
ABSTRACT. Do male teachers have a place in the elementary school? While several research and societal traditions suggest that males should be represented in the elementary classroom, contemporary demographic data dramatically indicate that few males are entering elementary education. Via an initial narrative exploration, a group of beginning male teacher candidates share their thoughts on their own initial career choices and speculate on their professional place in the elementary classroom.

MenTeach on national New Zealand Television

After presenting at the 4th Annual Men in Early Childhood Education New Zealand conference I had the opportunity to appear on TV3 a national morning show (thanks for arranging that Adam Buckingham!). By the way, I had special bumper stickers made for NZ because in certain parts of the world diapers are called nappies.

Here is the clip.

Research Articles: Early childhood textbook images reflect "rules" for male teachers

Early Childhood Research and Practice
Men represent roughly 2% of all teachers in preschool and kindergarten classrooms in the United States, and that number may be declining. Researchers have argued that the dearth of male teachers is related in multiple complex ways to the feminized nature of ECED teaching.

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.
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