Key Articles

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.

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).