Key Articles

How Rochester Schools Grapple With Their Teacher Diversity Gap

By Evan Dawson - WXXI Radio
Christopher Fields is rare in the teaching profession. He’s an African-American man, and he teaches sixth-grade English at East Lower School. According to the U.S. Department of Education, you'd have to stop by more than 50 classrooms in this country before you found one black male teacher.

Lack of African-American male educators is killing public education

By Roosevelt Mitchell III - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
According to researchers Ana Maria Villegas and Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, minority teachers, as role models, improved the self-worth of minority students. Others found that a diverse teaching population improved academic achievement for minorities along with the educational climate for white students.

Philly Organization Hopes to Recruit 1,000 Black Male Teachers by 2020

by Brian Thomas - Philadelphia Magazine
A group of local teachers has put together a plan to increase recruitment of black men into the profession.

What’s sex got to do with it? The preparation of elementary male teacher candidates

by Shartriya Stewart, Letoynia Coombs & Betty Burston
This paper examines the experiences and outcomes of male teacher candidates in the College of Education at a large university in California.

Design/methodology/approach

Why lack of male teachers could be the reason boys fail in the classroom

By Laura Clark - Daily Mail
[MenTeach: Please note that this is an article from 2012 but still holds relevant research]

Schools need more male teachers because boys make less effort in women's classes, a new study claimed today.

The shortage of men in school staffrooms could be one reason for the under-achievement of boys, researchers found.