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Male educators sought in south New Zealand

by Lauren Hayes - Southland Times
Educators are urging more Southland men to train as early childhood education teachers, with only three working in the region.

The latest Annual Census of Early Childhood Education Services figures, released by the Ministry of Education and relating to June 2012, show only three of the 367 licensed early childhood teachers working in Southland were male.

Research: Why female teachers predominate in France

by Letizia Orlandi - West
In France, male teachers are disappearing, especially in kindergartens and primary schools, where they now make up less than 18%. The percentage of male teachers is slightly higher in junior and high schools. This has been a trend for at least 60 years and at national level, only 30.8% of staff in public education are male. Why do men allow women to dominate teaching? asks Dares, which publishes the data?

Black male headteachers in England's state schools number just 30

by Jessica Shepherd, education correspondent - Guardian
There are just 30 black male headteachers in England's 21,600 state schools, official figures obtained by the Guardian show, triggering accusations that the country's education system is "institutionally racist".

Teacher winner of a NZI Sustainable Business Network Award

Auckland kindergarten teacher Adam Buckingham has won one of New Zealand's top environmental awards.

The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards, which have been running for 10 years, are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability awards in New Zealand.

Adam Buckingham's "Turning Trash into Treasure for Young Children" won in the Community Impact Category.

Men in Early Childhood Education in Singapore

Over the last several years, there has been a growing number of male teachers working in early childhood development programs in Singapore. But being new in this profession, with few role models or mentors to guide them, they lack the psychological and social support needed to make them genuinely comfortable in this profession.

Estonian National Strategy Aims to Increase Share of Male Teachers to 25%

Estonia Public Broadcasting
One of the goals of the Ministry of Education's newly-drafted lifelong learning strategy for 2014-2020 is to increase the share of young teachers and male teachers, reported.

In 2012, 85.7 percent of teachers were women, in one example of the traditional gender gap that appears to be more strongly entrenched in Estonia compared with its neighbors in the region.

New Zealand - Men in Early Childhood Education National Summit – Call for Papers

Men in Early Childhood Education National Summit – Call for Papers
7- 8 MARCH 2014

The theme for the national EC-Menz Summit to be held next year in March in Wellington, New Zealand is "Lifting the Lid on Gender Issues in Early Childhood Education".

Research: Turkish Female Preschool Teachers' Attitude toward Male Preschool Teachers While Hiring Job

Middle Eastern & African Journal of Educational Research, Issue 3, 2013, 107
This research was conducted to understand the attitudes of female preschool teachers' towards male preschool teachers while hiring job. In the research there were two CVs which have all the same features except their genders. These CVs were given to female preschool teachers to assess them as hiring job. These questions were; Do you think this teacher would be a good teacher? Would you hire this person as a preschool teacher?

Male Kindergarten Teacher to Principal in China

[MenTeach: We covered Zhu Jun's work as kindergarten teacher and now principal in past articles. September 2010, January 2011.]

When Zhu Jun graduated from East China Normal University in Shanghai in 2003, he dared not tell anyone he had found a job as a kindergarten teacher.

German government campaigns for more male kindergarten teachers

It is still an unusual picture: Karsten Röttjer, a 1.90 meters (6'3 inches) tall male, surrounded by young girls and boys. Physical education is on the schedule today. The children bustle around the kindergarten teacher. Physical education is always exciting for the children and with their new kindergarten teacher Röttjer it is even more fun. "I noticed that some of the kids are totally focused on me.
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