World News

Why aren't we doing more to encourage men to be primary school teachers?

By Neil Lyndon - The Telegraph
Mothers outnumbered fathers at our primary school sports day last week in the normal ratio for a day in the working week – maybe 10/1.

Among the staff and volunteers organising the event, however, women outnumbered men by more like 20/1.

Meet the Mannies in the United Kingdom

By Grant Woodward - The Yorkshire Post
Why don't more men consider a career in childcare? And why should we now, for the sake of our children, be trying to close the gender gap?

Germany Attempts to Recruit Men into Child Care

by Lisa Wade, PhD - The Society Pages
Generally speaking, gender equality in the U.S. and other Western countries has involved women moving into men’s spheres.  We have not seen an equivalent migration of men into women’s spheres.  Accordingly, while women have integrated many male occupations (they are now, for example, 50% or more of law and medical students), many female-dominated ones remain heavily female.

China to Offer Free Teacher Training to Men

By Yu Dan - Women of China
As the millions of students are busy choosing their future universities after the National College Entrance Examination, the news of free teacher's training places for male students in southeast China's Fujian Province has attracted much attention.

Men in early childhood education in New Zealand

by Cyrus
A brief personal perspective

A number of years ago when I was teaching English to students of other languages in Hong Kong, I did some work for an internation kindergarten. My job was to create a programme to promote language for children who were about to leave for primary school. Having taught children of all ages at primary and secondary levels, I particularly enjoyed my time with the kindergarten group and decided to pursue a career as an early childhood teacher.

Male Teachers in Estonian Schools - Who are They?

Around 15 per cent of teachers in Estonian schools are men. This means that out of ~15,000 teachers working in Estonia, there are ~2000 men. “But why do we even need male teachers in schools?” asks a doctorate student at Tallinn University and the head of studies at Keila school, Ahti Noor.

New scheme launched to get more men into childcare jobs in United Kingdom

by Jon Robinson - The Citizen
A new scheme has been set up to help encourage more men to enter the childcare profession in Lancashire.

The Lancashire Men in Childcare Network has been established by Andrew Clifford, managing director of the First Class Childcare Group, which has bases in Barrow, Whalley, Accrington and Clayton-le-Moors.

Male teachers in Quebec schools

by Tina Tenneriello
Statistics from Quebec's education ministry show there are fewer male teachers than ever in our schools.

The numbers obtained by the Journal de Montreal show close to 2000 men have left teaching over the past five years.

Overall males represent 21.6 per cent of teachers in schools, five years ago it was 23.3 per cent.

I'm so glad we hired a male au pair

by Lydia Gard - The Telegraph
My husband recently moved abroad with work, returning on average for a week every month. We joke that he’s a tourist in the family, but it’s not always funny.

Social Justice and Equity Conference for Male Educators in Canada

Interested in learning more about the diversity of ETFO programs, partnerships and supports as a male educator? The Social Justice and Equity Conference for Male Educators will explore the diversity of ETFO programs and outreach while also addressing challenges faced by males in a rapidly changing school system and teacher union.
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