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International: Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce

SIG (Special Interest Group) Gender Balance
We invite to this year's EECERA SIG gender balance meeting this week on Friday, 3th september, 13:00 CEST/MEZ (12:00 am BST). If you want to attend and haven't registered yet, please send a mail to info@siggender.eu and we will send the zoom link to you. Those who have already registered will receive the link soon.
As the last SIG gender balance roundmail was sent out in the summer holidays and might have escaped your attention, we send it again with this mail:

How Male Teachers Can Empower Female Students

by Andrew Deen - The Good Men Project
Glass ceilings are still aplenty in the workplace in 2020 USA. Some speculate that some young women are so affected by a systemic gender bias that favors men in school settings that they subconsciously play into it when they get to the adult workplace. Further, many homes are also very patriarchal, and that may be all a girl is familiar with until she sets foot in a classroom.

Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers

by William Hite - For the Inquirer
Earlier this month, in these pages, Philadelphia writer Ernest Owens argued that we should cancel Black History Month and instead "recognize black history - and its people - all year round." I take Mr.

The U.S. Teaching Population Is Getting Bigger, and More Female

by Alia Won - The Atlantic
Teaching in the United States was once considered a career for men. Then the profession’s gender composition shifted dramatically around the mid-19th century, when the country’s public-school system was born. As schoolhouse doors opened to children of all social classes and genders, so too did the education profession.

For the first time in history the percentage of men in child care increases to highest level

MenTeach.org
(MINNEAPOLIS) – MenTeach has announced for the first time in United States history, the percentage of men working in child care has increased to 6.3%. Since the 1970s the percentages have ranged from 2.1% to 5.9% but has only been above the 6% threshold once in 1975 at 6.2% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).