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Wanted in China: More male teachers

by Javier Hernandez - The New York Times
The history class began with a lesson on being manly.

Lin Wei, 27, one of a handful of male sixth-grade teachers at the No. 1 primary school here, has made a habit of telling stories about warlords who threw witches into rivers and soldiers who outsmarted Japanese troops. "Men have special duties," he said. "They have to be brave, protect women and take responsibility for wrongdoing."

Update for Malaysian

by Hajjah Mahanom Basri - Maylaysia
The year 2015 had brought us beautiful and meaningful memories in our Early Chilhood industry in Malaysia.

MenTeach E-News - January 2016

MenTeach E-News
January 2016

1) Where are the men in Israel’s early childhood education?
2) One Man's Early Childhood Education Journey from 1976 to 2016
3) Too few men want to teach, United Arab Emirate (UAE) minister says
4) America's Extreme Need for More Black Male Educators
5) Male teachers face shocking prejudice
6) A Male Teacher's Story - "My Road Less Traveled"
7) A fundraiser: Stories - Men in Early Childhood
8) Some Australian schools are experiencing an extreme shortage of male teachers

Book review: Male primary teachers are pushed into stereotypical leadership roles – can you guess which ones?

by John Dickens - SchoolsWeek
Talented male primary school teachers are being devalued because they get pigeon-holed into running sports classes or looking after naughty kids, a new book has claimed.

The authors of Men Teaching Children 3-11 investigated gender stereotyping in deprived schools across the north of England and London.