[MenTeach] Newsletter 2007

Bryan G. Nelson BGNelson at MenTeach.org
Fri Dec 28 12:02:42 CST 2007


MenTeach News
December 2007

1) Changing laws: Including gender in the definition Diversity
2) Male Elementary Preservice Teachers' Gendering of Teaching?
3) The First Global Gathering of Men Teachers early bird deadline!
4) Some families are uncomfortable with male teachers - What do you do?
5) Dreams - A Langston Hughes Poem
6) Teacher of the Year - A powerful story about the difference a teacher
makes
7) Changing laws: Including gender in the definition Diversity
8) Editorial: Studies about boys and girls reading - scientific mischief
9) Men's Stories - Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III - To be an African Teacher
10) Let us know what's going on in your part of the world

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1) Changing laws: Including gender in the definition Diversity
Like many states, Massachusetts is attempting to develop a comprehensive
early education and care system. One of the first steps towards that was
bringing most of the providers into one department - known in this state
as the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

Read what Kitt Cox was able to do single-handedly - change a definition.
http://www.menteach.org/node/608

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2) Male Elementary Preservice Teachers' Gendering of Teaching?
An interesting academic article published in Multicultural Perspectives
about Male Preservice Teachers' perpetuating some stereotypes about being
role models, challenging other stereotypes and how some of the young men
want to be coaches. It's a bit more complicated than that so read the
article: http://menteach.org/node/603

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3) The First Global Gathering of Men Teachers early bird deadline!
The Working Forum on Men in Early Childhood Education reflects the global
surge of interest in changing roles for men and women in the care and
education of young children. Beat the early bird deadline: January 7,
2008:
http://www.worldforumfoundation.org/wf/projects/men_ece/

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4) Some families are uncomfortable with male teachers - What do you do?
A director of a program sent the following e-mail and below it is our
response. Do you have any additional suggestions for her?
http://www.menteach.org/node/607

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5) Dreams - A Langston Hughes Poem

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

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6) Teacher of the Year - A powerful story about the difference a teacher
makes
Read a story about a male teacher's, the 1986 Teacher of the Year, success
because of HIS male teacher. Click on this link to read the story:
http://www.menteach.org/node/613

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7) Changing laws: Including gender in the definition Diversity
Should the idea of diversity include gender? Is having more male teachers
a gender equity issue? Find out how Kitt Cox, a member of MenTeach, asked
the question and is helping change the laws so that gender is included in
the definition of Diversity.
Read his entire posting: http://www.menteach.org/node/608

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8) Editorial: Studies about boys and girls reading - scientific mischief
We have had the opportunity to look at many studies over the years and
appreciate the challenges of conducting quality research. One study
published in Sex Roles concludes that boys don't benefit from having male
teachers reading to them.

Is this a correct conclusion based on this study? Read more about
"Scientific Mischief."
http://www.menteach.org/node/606

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9) Meet some men - Men's Stories - Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III - To be an
African Teacher
Dr. Hilliard III died this summer while leading a group to Cairo, Egypt.
Find out about his life and read one of his articles.
http://www.menteach.org/node/622

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10) Let us know what's going on in your part of the world - Are you making
a difference for teachers? Do you have a story to tell? Post to the
MenTeach Forums or read some of the interesting comments posted there.
Click on the link to go there: http://www.menteach.org/forum

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