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Male teacher breaks mold in early education sector in South Africa

Growing up without a father, Eastern Cape education expert Obakeng Kagola recognised the importance of male role models in early childhood and has dedicated his career to creating equitable space for them in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector. Kagola, a lecturer in ECD at Nelson Mandela University’s education faculty, aims to change the perception […]

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South Carolina program aims to boost ranks of Black teachers

After a student in his classroom had yet another outburst, Tyler Wright couldn’t bear to see him get written up again. Wright, then a student teacher at a Charleston elementary school, led the child out to the hallway for a chat. Within minutes, the student started crying. “He was telling me that he really doesn’t […]

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Ireland – ‘A male carer can be just as safe, caring, and responsible’: Would you hire a male nanny?

International Nannies Week was celebrated recently and if ever there was a profession worth lauding, it’s this one. Every sticky, finger-squished chocolate biscuit, or slobbery kiss our hard-working nannies get is fully deserved. As they celebrate, there is a minority among their number who might be slightly more muted, particularly in Ireland. The male nanny, […]

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Cincinnati man driving push for more Black and brown male educators in schools

There’s a push to put more Black and brown male educators in preschool, and the man leading that charge is Carlton Collins. Collins in the program manager for the Literacy Lab and the Leading Men Fellowship Cincinnati (LMFC). His passion for filling this gap started years before this first-of-its-kind program. He created the Morehouse Education […]

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