Key Articles

A Continuing Debate: Are Men And Women Different? Does It Matter?

We've been watching the debate stirred by research done Thomas S. Dee is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Swarthmore College and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) suggesting that some boys do better with a male teacher and some girls do better with a female teacher.

Men Gather Every Year at Retreat to Learn and Play

by Bryan G. Nelson
This is an article about how to develop and coordinate a retreat for men teachers.

IN THE MORNING, in a circle on the floor, the men recite a series of children’s rhymes. Later, in the afternoon, they go outside for a rough-and-tumble game of broomball. The action resembles other winter games men play in northern climates, yet when one of the men is knocked down, all the other players stop to ask, “Hey, are you okay?” If the man says yeah, the play continues.

Norway - Changing Gender Roles

By the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family Affairs
The focus on men's roles in Norway's gender equality debate still generates some resistance. Men are commonly perceived as the strong and dominating gender while women tend to be viewed in terms of generations of discrimination and the ensuing need for special measures and positive actions. This perspective has been fundamental to the achievement of women's liberation. At the same time it reflects a certain failure to understand men as a gender. Men do not comprise a uniform group, nor is it possible to speak of a single male role. Masculinity is not always equivalent to power.

Men care: Child care for children hurricane victims

by John Surr
This article is a narrative of how things went for me during my recent deployment to the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and the Red Cross Center in Pensacola. A second report will comment on matters only of concern to Disaster Child Care.

Parents want more male primary teachers

BBC News
Call for male primary teachersMale primary teacher working with students

A drive to recruit more male primary teachers in England is being launched by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.


The TDA is trying to redress the gender imbalance in the profession at primary school level.

Men's Retreat

MenTeach
This article was first published in the Young Children November 2002. It offers a description of an annual Men in Education Retreat.
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