Foundation pays education expenses to increase male black and Hispanic elementary teachers

Joshua Shubert sometimes thinks his third-grade teacher, Wayne Mitchell, is mean. Octavia Shubert, Joshua’s mother, disagrees. “No, he’s firm,” Shubert says of Mitchell. “And that’s what I like. Especially [for] a young black man with the way the world is today.” Mitchell, 45, in his fourth year teaching at George Washington Carver Elementary, is a […]

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MenTeach E-News – November 2012

MenTeach E-News November 2012 1) Male elementary school teachers in New England 2) Where men make up 97% of the teachers? 3) Men in Early Childhood – Colorado 4) More Male Teachers in Chinese Kindergarten 5) Why I became a teacher: I changed career to do something memorable 6) Increase in male trainee teachers in […]

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Men needed more in childcare say women

Craig Patterson at St Michael’s Family Long Day Care is one of a rare breed, a man who works in childcare. He is just about to clock up seven years at the Baulkham Hills centre and 13 years in childcare in western Sydney. He is a hit with children, parents and staff alike. Juanita Winks […]

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Men in the teaching profession in Georgia

“Mild” and “spicy” aren’t adjectives that Edgar Ray, a fourth-grade teacher at Bruce Elementary School, limits to descriptions of food. During a recent lesson on synonyms and antonyms, Ray used those words to explain to his students that words with similar meanings can express different ideas. In one example, he explained to students that “good” […]

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With Perks And Privileges, Tajikistan Seeks To Draw Male Teachers Back To Schools

It’s been less than a year since Sidiq Abdulloev got a job in a school in the southern Tajik town of Qurgon-Teppa. But the 24-year-old teacher is leaving for Russia, swapping his chosen profession for manual work on a construction site or potato farm. The reason? Abdulloev says wages are unrealistically low in Tajik schools. […]

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India: Male teachers in city schools feel stigmatised

One of the guidelines issued to schools by the Department of Public Instruction, following an increase in cases of sexual assaults, was mandatory police verification of all male staff in schools. Steps include ascertaining the antecedents of the teacher, by conducting background checks with their neighbours. These measures initiated by the Police has put the […]

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