Key Articles

Alternative Teacher Training Programs Better at Attracting Male and Minority Trainees

by Jennifer Cohen - Ed Money Watch
Teacher training and quality has long been a topic of discussion among policymakers, especially as states have expanded access to alternative teacher training programs outside of traditional schools of education. While many remain skeptical about the effectiveness and worth of such programs, 45 states have implemented alternative routes to certification and 11 percent of teacher trainees attend such programs.

Fathers would be more involved if there were more male staff

A survey with results from nearly 500 Minnesota fathers and 250 early childhood education professionals and practitioners reveals key findings:

98% Parents welcome men into childcare

by Anna Davis, Education Correspondent - London Evening Standard
Almost all parents would be happy for their children to be looked after by male nursery workers, new research shows.

There has been a "sea change" in attitudes since a survey six years ago found that only 55 per cent of parents accepted the idea of men working with their children.

Parents voice overwhelming support for more men in childcare

By Janaki Mahadevan - Children & Young People Now
Parental opinion on male childcarers is warming after a survey by a group of major nursery providers found 98 per cent of parents are in favour of men looking after their children.

The Major Providers' Group, made up of 14 of the largest nursery chains in the UK, has found that the vast majority of the 1,200 parents questioned would be happy for men to work with children aged three to five in day nurseries.

Council of European Union Recommends Increasing the Percentage of Male Teachers in ECE

MenTeach: The Council of European Union's conclusions on early childhood education and care: providing all our children with the best start for the world of tomorrow: