Key Articles

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 MenTeach.org 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.

Fatherless boys have significantly higher feelings of self worth with male teacher

Paul Dawson, Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth
[MenTeach: Here is so early research from the 1970s showing that there is a positive effect having male teachers.]

Male elementary teacher candidates: A narrative perspective on their initial career choice

by Jon Bradley - McGill University - Canada
ABSTRACT. Do male teachers have a place in the elementary school? While several research and societal traditions suggest that males should be represented in the elementary classroom, contemporary demographic data dramatically indicate that few males are entering elementary education. Via an initial narrative exploration, a group of beginning male teacher candidates share their thoughts on their own initial career choices and speculate on their professional place in the elementary classroom.

MenTeach on national New Zealand Television

After presenting at the 4th Annual Men in Early Childhood Education New Zealand conference I had the opportunity to appear on TV3 a national morning show (thanks for arranging that Adam Buckingham!). By the way, I had special bumper stickers made for NZ because in certain parts of the world diapers are called nappies.

Here is the clip.

Research Articles: Early childhood textbook images reflect "rules" for male teachers

Early Childhood Research and Practice
Men represent roughly 2% of all teachers in preschool and kindergarten classrooms in the United States, and that number may be declining. Researchers have argued that the dearth of male teachers is related in multiple complex ways to the feminized nature of ECED teaching.