Key Articles

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.

Bearded, Beardless and Fearless in Wisconsin

Dr. Jill M. Klefstadd, Program Director, University of Wisconsin - Stout
[MenTeach: Dr. Jill has been working to increase and retain men in her education program. We asked her to write about her experiences as a woman facilitator.] It was a moment of great anticipation and excitement as I sat among a group of young male early childhood preservice students gathering to adopt the by-laws to their newfound student organization. The leader of the group, a senior named Jake, began with introductions by asking each member to share one interesting fact about them.

Closing the Gender Gap: 20 Top Teacher Ed Colleges for Men

Early Childhood Teacher
[MenTeach: This is an interesting site that offers summary information about the states and universities with the highest percentage of men in education programs.]

World Data about Male Teachers: How many men in the world taught in 1996? 2012?

MenTeach: We came across this collection of data about the percentage of men and women teaching all over the world. It's interesting to do a comparison between 1996 and 2012 (the latest data).

Ten new University Programs to teach men teachers

MidAmerica Nazarene University announced that it is one of 10 universities nationwide selected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to participate in the Association’s first Networked Improvement Community (NIC).

The initiative of this group is aimed at increasing the diversity of the nation’s teacher candidate pool by focusing on recruitment of more Black and Hispanic/Latino men in teacher preparation programs.