New Zealand: Women left holding the baby

Women today can do any job, so why do we still see large numbers of women workers in childcare kindergarten and other early childhood services? Answers to this question usually go along the lines of: “it’s a job that women are best suited to” and “what man would want to work with children anyway?” Diversity […]

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Editorial: The List Maker

Every year around the Christmas holiday when I hear the words to this famous carol, “making a list, checking it twice” I smile to myself. You see, I consider myself the queen of lists because I carefully create and re-create lists daily. Are you a list maker? Did you know that there are many reasons […]

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Switzerland: How do you get more men into primary teaching?

Men thinking of making the change into primary school teaching can now take a taster day to find out more. It’s part of an initiative to boost the percentage of men in the profession in Switzerland – which currently stands at around 18%. It’s a cold, crisp day in November. Inside the Stigeli school house […]

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How Rochester Schools Grapple With Their Teacher Diversity Gap

Christopher Fields is rare in the teaching profession. He’s an African-American man, and he teaches sixth-grade English at East Lower School. According to the U.S. Department of Education, you’d have to stop by more than 50 classrooms in this country before you found one black male teacher. “We have a lot of African-American male students […]

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MenTeach E-News – November 2016

MenTeach E-News November 2016 1) Thoughts from the Inaugural Northern California Men and Child Care Conference 2) 2016 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) report and Awards 3) Wellington’s Y-Men programme trying to increase the low male ECE teacher numbers 4) 2014 & 2016 EC-MENZ – New Zealand Reports 5) Improving gender […]

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Men in Early Childhood-Colorado Audio Digital Story Project

Over the last six months, Men in Early Childhood-Colorado has been working on an audio digital story project. The purpose of this project was to gather stories from men who are studying ECE, working in the ECE field currently, or had worked in the ECE field. After the completion of the interviews in June 2016, […]

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