Key Articles

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:

Male Teachers Get Top Marks: Children have a better perception of male teachers

by Zoe McKay -
In today's world, as taxpayers everywhere are concerned over paying for schools, it comes as a shock to see that, according to new findings by Amine Ouazad, an Assistant Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD, one of the most effective ways to get students to listen and work hard is to put a male teacher at the front of the classroom.

2 male teachers sue School District, claim gender-bias

by Brian Bowling - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Two male teachers in the Steel Valley School District filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Thursday, claiming the district hired them at a lower salary than female teachers with similar experience.

The lawsuit says school officials told Clay Karadus of Munhall and Steven A. Large of Elizabeth Township that the district's policy is to hire teachers at the bottom rung of the pay scale.

Pupils make more effort with male teachers as they are seen as 'more fair'

by Daily Mail Reporter
Pupils try harder for male teachers, according to an official study.

They make more effort to please them, display greater self-esteem and are more likely to believe they are being treated fairly.

The findings are particularly significant as more than a quarter of primary schools do not have a single male teacher.

Men in Your Teacher Preparation Program: Five Strategies to Recruit and Retain Them

The professional Young Children has published it's May 2010 issue devoted to Men in the Lives of Young Children. Several members have an article in the journal. If you are a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children you already have the issue and can download an electronic version.