MenTeach E-News - March 2013

MenTeach E-News
March 2013

1) Male Teachers wanted to hire to teach
2) More men needed to work in childcare industry for balance
3) New Zealand: Primary School is a time to change a child's life
4) Organizing Men in Early Childhood Education in Illinois
5) Why There Is A Shortage Of Male Teachers In Elementary Schools?
6) Scholarship Scheme to Invite Men into Early Childhood Education – A First for NZ
7) The Perils of Being a Male Teacher at an All-Girls School
8) Male teacher says career choice should not be determined by gender

MenTeach E-News - February 2013

MenTeach E-News
February 2012

1) Most male teachers confident working with children
2) China: Lack of Male Teachers Detrimental to Kids' Development
3) Men in female-dominated jobs
4) Same-Sex Education: Do Male Students Need a Male Teacher?
5) Study: Anxious times for male teachers in primary
6) New student organization supports current and future male educators
7) Pizza and Networking in New Hampshire
8) Dreams for Manitoba men in early education
9) Hiring should favour male, minority teachers: Toronto school board

World Forum - Men in Early Childhood Education

by Don Piburn - Hawai'i

Working Forum on Men in ECE

You can find out more about the Working Forum on Men in Early Childhood Education and join us in doing the global work by going to our website.

Pizza and Networking in New Hampshire

by Jeff Robbins - Darmouth College

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MenTeach E-News - January 2013

MenTeach E-News
January 2012

1) Assessing the Impact: The Value of Men as Caregivers in Early Care and Education
2) Administrator Suggestions Regarding the Recruitment of Male Elementary Teachers
3) For girls, teachers' gender matters, study says
4) Employment Tips for First Time Teachers
5) Dr. Ed Klugman to receive the Steve Shuman Award in Support of Men in Early Education
6) Why are so many parents reluctant to hire men to care for their kids?
7) Chinese political advisors demand more male teachers

Assessing the Impact: The Value of Men as Caregivers in Early Care and Education

by Kathryn J. Owen - San Diego State University, 2012
Working with young children is perceived as women‘s work, and men are noticeably absent in most early childhood classrooms. The purpose of this non-experimental, mixed- methods study was to explore how men in the classroom add value to the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE). The researcher was interested in how men as caregivers and educators perceive their place in a workplace dominated by women, and how their presence enhances learning experiences for the children and families they serve.

MenTeach E-News - December 2012

MenTeach E-News
December 2012

1) Foundation pays education expenses to increase male black and Hispanic elementary teachers
2) Why Black/Latino Male Teachers aren't as Effective in the Classroom...Yet
3) Acclaimed Author: Teaching not just for women
4) London Early Years - Men in Childcare Report
5) Missing: male teachers
6) In The Land Of Women: Being a Man in Early Childhood Education
7) Raising Boys' Achievement Involves More Male Teachers
8) Scotland lagging in supply of male primary teachers

MenTeach E-News - November 2012

MenTeach E-News
November 2012

1) Male elementary school teachers in New England
2) Where men make up 97% of the teachers?
3) Men in Early Childhood - Colorado
4) More Male Teachers in Chinese Kindergarten
5) Why I became a teacher: I changed career to do something memorable
6) Increase in male trainee teachers in United Kingdom
7) Could more men in childcare have a real and lasting effect on the inherent prejudices of society?
8) With Perks And Privileges, Tajikistan Seeks To Draw Male Teachers Back To Schools

Men in Early Childhood- Colorado

On October 23rd, 2012, MEC held their first music event in collaboration with Clayton Early Learning. In attendance were Clayton Head Start students along with their fathers.

MenTeach E-News - October 2012

MenTeach E-News
October 2012

1) Fathers who teach - Study Opportunity
2) A Report: International Conference about men in early education in Berlin, Germany
3) Does Gender Make a Difference? First results from the German 'tandem study' of female and male ECE workers
4) Kitas Tour of Hamburg Germany
5) Denmark: Training and education of men at a social policy level
6) MenTeach gathering in New England a Success!
7) Germany - The male kindergarten teacher
8) Military retiree wants to teach

MenTeach gathering in New England a Success!

by Craig Simpson
On the first Saturday in October MenTeach-New England held its Fall meeting in the Boston inner city Neighborhood of Mattapan, MA. Clarence Little provided was host as director of the Grove Hall Child Development Center and almost 20 people attended.

Kitas Tour of Hamburg Germany

I'm here in Berlin, Germany attending the The International Conference "Men in Early Childhood Education and Care," where a couple hundred attendees from all over the world have gathered. About 15 of us were invited to come early to tour one of the more successful pilot programs to recruit more men in Hamburg (a large northern city in Germany).

MenTeach E-News - September 2012

MenTeach E-News
September 2012

1) Father-to-be wants to teach
2) International Conference about men in early education in Berlin, Germany
3) Teacher's Day: 45% of teachers in Indian schools are women
4) Male educators in Grand Forks elementary classrooms
5) More men applying: Meet Donnie Dupree
6) Men in Early Education Fall Gathering in Massachusetts
7) The 'manny' admitted to England's top nanny college
8) United Arab Emerate (UAE) study reveals men turning their backs on teaching

Male Teachers Needed to Bring Diversity and Add to the Quality of ECE

Dr Farquhar - New Zealand
More men in the early childhood education sector would not only bring a range of benefits for children, but could also lift the quality of early childhood education, improve staff dynamics and encourage fathers to become more involved with their child’s education, a new survey shows.

A more diverse workforce, with men represented as well as women, is seen as being necessary to expand the quality of early childhood education for children and bring different viewpoints and ways of working to the ECE profession and the sector.

Men in Early Education Fall Gathering in Massachusetts

Craig Simpson - MenTeach - New England
Men in Early Education Fall Gathering

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Grove Hall Child Care Center
1295 Blue Hill Ave.
Mattapan, MA. 02126

Stories, sharing Men in Early education
Discussion about Fathers and Boys

(including Moms, Girls and Grandparents)

MenTeach E-News - August 2012

MenTeach E-News
August 2012

1) 50 per cent more males in teaching
2) Interviews of "international experts" about men in early education
3) Man Up: Be a Teacher
4) TV Show interviewing male teachers
5) Creating future-minded African American men
6) Question: Should I transport a child alone in my car?
7) We need the men!
8) Our schools need more male teachers
9) Australian man: Founder of Males in Early Childhood Network Group
10) Greenville actor named district Teacher of the Year

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MenTeach E-News - July 2012

MenTeach E-News
July 2012

1) An editorial: Male teachers are a rare and special species in Malaysia
2) Resources for falsely accused teachers
3) Men in elementary classrooms in New Hampshire
4) Too few men choose careers in teaching
5) Male Teacher blazes a new trail in China
6) Michigan Man finds satisfaction teaching overseas
7) Men Rush to Sign Up as Primary Teachers
8) Dissertation completed - The perceptions and pressures experienced by male primary elementary teachers...

MenTeach E-News - June 2012

MenTeach E-News
June 2012

1) Clemson Call Me MISTER program to expand into Mississippi
2) Numbers of Manitoba (Canada) male child care workforce increasing
3) Can older males get hired as a teacher?
4) University enrollments in Australia buck trend on male teachers
5) Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Teachers and Accusations of Abuse
6) Are the percentages of male teachers going up or going down?
7) A letter: Gender equity for men in Maine
8) Wanted: Black male teachers across the nation

MenTeach E-News - May 2012

MenTeach E-News
May 2012

1) In a class of their own: Australian primary defies trend of declining male teacher numbers
2) Free tuition and board to black men to teach in New Orleans
3) Male teacher showing students how to become positive role models
4) A Career in Education in Arizona
5) The latest data about the percentage of male teachers in the United States
6) African-American Males in K-12 Teaching
7) Male Teacher led mentoring program for boys honored
8) Male Call: Schools Looking for a Few Good Men

MenTeach E-News - April 2012

MenTeach E-News
April 2012

1) Policies needed to employ men in ECE
2) Research project: Black male elementary school teachers
3) Black male teachers in the United States
4) Male teachers in Australia
5) Teacher Perceptions of Gender-Based Differences among Elementary School Teachers
6) Parents say, ‘I want Mr. Wells because I want a man.’
7) False abuse accusations against teachers
8) Are you an alien? Experiences of a male Primary School teacher

MenTeach E-News - March 2012

MenTeach E-News
March 2012

1) Male Teachers of Color Initiative Scholarships
2) MenTeach Interview: Children learn best from role modeled behavior and approaches
3) Hiring male teachers in New York City area for summer jobs
4) Marcia Farris given Steve Shuman Award by MenTeach - New England
5) Conference Success - More men in early childhood education in New Zealand
6) Report: New Zealand Conference - Another Great Success!
7) Getting guys back into NZ education
8) Male teachers finding more roles in private schools

Report: New Zealand Conference - Another Great Success!

by Adam Buckingham - President EC-MENZ
From 16th -18th March, 2012 another extraordinary event in education - The 6th Summit on Men in Early childhood: EC-MENZ (Men in Early Childhood Network of New Zealand) was hosted in Whanganui by Born & Raised Pasifika Early Childhood Centre and generously supported by some of the wider Whanganui business community.

MenTeach E-News - February 2012

1) New Zealand - Men in Early Childhood Education Annual Summit 2012
2) MenTeach – New England Awards & Reception
3) International Conference "Men in Early Childhood Education and Care" in Germany
4) 17 million dollars to Recruit More Men in Early Childhood Education in Germany
5) 5) Dr Farquhar: Encourage more Men in early childhood education in New Zealand
6) More men seeking 'manny' work due to lousy economy
7) Schools try to add more male teachers
8) Kindergartens encourage male teachers in New Zealand

MenTeach E-News - January 2012

1) Smith Strives to Inspire On and Off the Basketball Court
2) Gender imbalance in Korean Schools
3) Alternative Teacher Training Programs Better Attracting Male & Minority Trainees
4) Project PRIDE will help increase minority & male teachers with $12.1 million
5) More male teachers are needed in Australian schools to help boys perform better, a new teacher survey shows
6) Blokes-in-kindy challenge
7) PRIDE is spreading in Florida
8) Fathers would be more involved if there were more male staff

MenTeach - New England Reception

March 16, 2012 - 5:00 - 6:30PM
Westford Regency
Westford, MA
MenTeach - New England is proud to welcome you to a social event and award reception after the conference. We are a group representing various disciplines in the field of early education advocating for men in the lives of children.

For contact:

MenTeach E-News - December 2011

1) Wanted: Black Male Teachers Across the Nation
2) Attracting More Men to Child Care - How to...and why you should
3) Researcher looking for male teachers
4) A man in a female dominated profession in Vietnam
5) A man teaching Kindergarten in Wisconsin
6) Male teacher 'only planned a small stint'
7) A male teacher and his a one-room schoolhouse

Some Highlights of 2011
8) Fathers would be more involved if there were more male staff
9) Council of European Union Recommends Increasing the Percentage of Male Teachers

MenTeach - E-News - November 2011

1) Percentage of men seem to be increasing at 2011 national conference
2) Men from China attending national conference
3) Role as father prepared this teacher for the classroom
4) African American male teacher shortage
5) Man discovers passion for education, finds next career
6) Kidsfirst leads the pack in boosting men in ECE in New Zealand
7) Federal Law Title IX covers more than sports
8) Falsely accused teacher struggles to cope
9) More men wanted for childcare jobs in Australia
10) 58% rise in Welsh male graduates opting for teaching

Men from China attending national conference

One of the great experiences of attending a national conference like the National Association for the Education of Young Chlidren (NAEYC) is meeting new people. And especially guys from other parts of the world. One of the men in the photo is a Kindergarten teacher who works outside Beijing, China. It's amazing to think that this guy is such an amazing pioneer and challenging the stereotypes about men.

MenTeach E-News - October 2011

1) Are you an alien? Experiences of a male Primary School teacher
2) Low Number of Male Teachers Affects Youth
3) Seeking more male teachers in Barbados
4) Two articles about Men in Education: World Forum in Hawaii & NAEYC
5) Call for men to teach, become role models
6) Male Call: Recruiting More Men to Teach Elementary School
7) Jon Hamm (TV Actor) Talks About The Lack Of Positive Male Role Models
8) Male Educator Named State Teacher Of Year
9) Student Perspective: Benefits to being a man in a female-dominated teaching position
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