MenTeach E-News – November 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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Northeastern Men Meet

A year ago (2007) four of us met in the backyard of Jeffrey Robbins’ house near Hanover, New Hampshire. Last month in late October, 2008, we had seven men on Jerry Parr’s porch in Londonderry, New Hampshire. That’s almost twice the size. It actually seemed like more things were happening this time around. Amongst the […]

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

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. Men in early childhood classrooms encounter implicit rules for engaging with […]

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Do you want to be a television star?

My name is Pamela and I’m a television producer in Los Angeles, working for the tv development company, Target Entertainment. I am currently doing research for a tv series in development about dads in daycare. I want men who have chosen child care as their full time profession, either in their home or at a […]

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It’s like having four hundred grandkids

I am a retired Federal analyst. I retired at 55 with 32.5 years service (counting an Army stint). When I mentioned to a teacher friend/golfing buddy that I needed something to do, he suggested teaching school. Not wanting to work full time, I applied for a substitute teacher position and was hired. As a sub, […]

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Every Head Start required to indicate male involvement

Every Head Start program will now need to pay attention to including books and posters of men as nurturers as they design their classroom environments. We will now be represented as posters and books in over 50,000 classrooms. The first team of monitors goes out on 10/26/08. The citation (1304.21 [a][3][i][E] is a Congressionally mandated […]

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