April, 2019

Letter: A Mom needs some advice about her son

[MenTeach: We received this request from a mom. What advice would you give to her?]

Stuart Cleinman: An icon in Early Childhood Education

Stuart Phillip Cleinman of Arlington, died on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at age 66. A lifelong Massachusetts resident - born April 7, 1952 in Fall River - he was elated to see the curse broken by the 2004 World Series, the first of four Red Sox titles he ultimately celebrated. He is survived by countless people who will miss his gregarious nature (in addition to his baked goods), including his wife of thirty-seven years Susan Janowitz, his children Matthew and Rebecca, his brother and sister-in-law Elliott and Maryellen, and so many more relatives and friends.

Editorial: Underrepresented Males in Early Childhood Education

by Andrew Gilles - University of Wisconsin - Stout
My name is Andrew Gilles and I am majoring in Early Childhood Education.  In November of 2018, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend and present at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference in Washington D.C.

CSUN Joins UC Berkeley and the Compton Unified School District to Improve Retention Rates of Male Teachers of Color

California State University, Northridge has partnered with the University of California, Berkeley and the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) to launch a three-year pilot program to improve the retention rates of male teachers of color.

MenTeach E-News - April 2019

MenTeach E-News
April 2019

1) Only two percent of teachers are black men, yet research confirms they matter
2) The U.S. Teaching Population Is Getting Bigger, and More Female
3) Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers
4) A Winner's Story: Leader of Men and Children Award by Dylan Lubs
5) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
6) Scotland: Course launched in Moray to encourage men to consider career in childcare
7) Letter: A Mom needs some advice about her son

Men in primary schools put up with unfair comments about their health, appearance and career progress, says this teacher.

Being a male primary teacher can sometimes be lonely. Around one in 10 primary teachers are male and at times you can find yourself as the only man in the staff room, perhaps even the first male teacher in that school, ever. That being the case, I’m pleased to say that most of the time gender is not ultimately a factor and you don't think about it – you just crack on, doing your job the best you can.

Inequality in day-care centres: Male educators are more likely to work temporary

Many parents and educators want more male professionals in day-care centres and kindergartens – however, men have greater difficulty to get into daycare centers in permanent employment. This is the result of a new study of the Delta-Institute for Social – ecological research.

Invitation to Participate in a Study

My name is Eliza McWilliams and I am an Ed.D. candidate at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. As part of my doctoral research, I am conducting a study on male teachers working in early childhood education (prekindergarten) in public schools. The study will focus on the problem posed by the lack of male teachers in ECE in conjunction with the need for more male teachers to serve as positive role models for young children, particularly those from fatherless households.