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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.

Male Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Gendering of Teaching

Montecinos & Nielsen
In this article, we examine how prevailing and alternative conceptions of masculinity framed the ways in which 40 White, male, elementary preservice teachers constructed the meaning of teaching. The imperatives associated with maleness were recognizable through four metaphors frequently used to define teaching and themselves as teachers; to teach is as follows: (a) to be a male role model, (b) to be a sports coach, (c) to appeal to reason, and (d) to prepare oneself for occupations within the field of education that carry more status.

Primary school boys want more male teachers

Training and Development Agency for Schools - UK
Primary school boys are calling for more men to teach them, as new research reveals that many have never been taught by a male teacher.

The study, published today by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), finds that three-quarters (76 per cent) of boys aged eight to 11 are in favour of schools having teachers of both genders.

What is it to be a man?

by Jack Kammer
MenTeach: There is much discussion about men teachers being male role models. It's important to keep in mind that the idea of what "maleness" is - is constantly changing. Here is an excerpt from "Asking the Right Questions about Baltimore's African-American Underclass Men and Boys" by Jack Kammer

COMMONLY ACCEPTED OBJECTS AND ACTIVITIES THAT ONCE WERE THOUGHT UNMANLY
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