The Men as Role Models Argument: A Case for Researching Children’s Views

Abstract: The theory that male teachers provide positive role models that can counter any negative male role models and compensate for the absence of men in children’s lives is considered in this paper. The review is positioned in the European context where there have been consistent calls over the years for an increase in the […]

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Career Perspectives of Male Students in Early Childhood Education

While, in some professions, the gender balance seems to be changing in the direction of equality, the participation of males in early childhood education has not expanded because of stereotypical perceptions of this occupation, low salaries and status, and fear of being accused of sexual abuse. Males may make important contributions to the field of […]

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MenTeach E-News – December 2008

1) Call Me Mister researcher 2) Hunt is on for more men to lead classrooms 3) Obama win could have effects within classroom 4) Interviewing over 130 teens for summer program 5) A bit of history about male teachers in the United Kingdom 6) Plan to revitalize a European men in childcare network 7) Research […]

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Saving our black boys

Some disturbing data and a hopeful program that needs your support: Only 47% of Black males in America graduate from high school. The average 17-year-old Black child has the reading and math scores of the average 14- year-old White child. One out of three Black boys born after 2001 will spend time in jail or […]

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Some Schools Won’t Hire Men

[MenTeach was interviewed for a Newsweek article this fall and there has continued to be comments. Read one below.] This is a prime example of the gender bias found in education today. There is no shortage in male candidate, yet there is a shortage in male teachers. I was a candidate once but despite all […]

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Illinois lacks diversity of male lead teachers in early education

A recent study, Who’s Caring for the Kids? The Status of the Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois-2008, was conducted by researchers at National-Louis University’s McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership and the Early Childhood Parenting Collaborative at the University of Illinois. Early childhood teachers are not representative of or prepared to teach the changing […]

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