Australian childcare worker changing attitudes about male educators

Blake Stewart is slowly starting to shift perceptions about men working in childcare. In the process the 24-year-old has become a positive role model for many children from St Luke’s Preschool in Dapto. But it hasn’t been easy for Mr Stewart, who received a bit of backlash from parents and other workers at the start […]

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What it’s like to be one of the few black teachers in Wales

Four decades after getting its first black head teacher Wales is now thought to have none. And across the country just 59 of our 36,182 teachers are black. Figures from the Education Workforce Council show none of Wales’ 1,458 head teachers identify as black and just five are Asian, British Asian, or mixed race. A […]

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MenTeach E-News – December 2017

MenTeach E-News December 2017 1) ‘Young Black Men [Should] See Black Men in Front of Them’ — This Detroit Teacher 2) Why we need more men to become primary teachers in the United Kingdom 3) Being a male teacher was my dream – until I was falsely accused 4) Male teacher shortage leaving Australian boys […]

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New York City continues to seek men of color to teach in schools

Dexter Hannibal is a first-year teacher at Brooklyn Democracy Academy, a high school in Brownsville for students who’ve fallen behind. Sixty percent are boys of color. “It’s important for them to be able to see someone who looks like them and maybe has some of the shared life experiences they’ve had,” Hannibal said. “For most […]

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How to recruit black, male teachers and why it’s important

The teaching profession in America remains largely white and female. That means young African American males can go through school without ever seeing a teacher who looks like them. Not only can this mean a lack of black role models, but it also means teaching doesn’t get held up as a profession that’s desirable for […]

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Editorial: Leadership – A Males Perspective

I come from a family of 5, that includes my parents and a younger brother and sister, each of us 4 to 5 years apart. Growing up, I helped my siblings gain skills and knowledge that I acquired from my own experiences. These included riding a bike, reading a book, training for a sport and […]

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