MenTeach

2024

England: Study highlights male teacher’s strengths

ARCHIVES: Men In Early Years Teaching is a thesis by former primary school teacher Louise Dryden for her master’s degree in primary education at the London Institute of Education. She feels that one reason for the lack of men in early years is that they have few positive male role models. Of the 10 male […]

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Management Queries: What to do when a parent objects to a male practitioner being on potty duty?

What is the most effective way to respond to a parent’s request that male staff do not take their child to the toilet, Gabriella Jozwiak asks our early years panel Q. A new family has requested that our male practitioner does not take their child to the toilet or be left alone with them. I’m […]

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Korean schools lack male teachers

Schools in Gyeonggi Province are facing a dire shortage of male teachers. This is because females prefer to work at schools in the metropolitan area, which they believe offer a better education environment for their children. Male teachers tend to apply for schools in rural areas, which gives them an advantage in getting promoted later […]

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Would Teacher Salaries Get There Quicker If More Teachers Were Men?

In 2019, the Starfish Institute, a non-profit advisory group I founded, conducted research for a Fortune 50 company on the challenges to recruiting and retaining front-line health workers in South Africa. Among all the reasons identified, one stood out: Nurses and midwives were undervalued as a profession. In some languages, “midwife” was a derogatory term. […]

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Empowering Black Male Teachers: City Teacher Alliance and U. of Idaho Host Crucial Panel

In an effort to confront the stark under representation of Black male educators in classrooms, the City Teacher Alliance, in collaboration with the University of Idaho, organized a pivotal Zoom panel event on February 27. The discussion spotlighted the critical low 2% rate of Black male teachers and explored avenues for change. Unpacking Identity and […]

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Welcoming Men into Early Childhood Careers

It is time to reimagine our field and find new ways to give families the services they need. One promising way is to draw on a pool of untapped talent: our men. – Calvin Moore, Jr., Council for Professional Recognition If asked ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ most boys’ choices […]

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