Opinion – Where have all the good male teachers gone?

I don’t have children but one of my standard questions when I meet young couples is to ask “Do your kids have any male school teachers?” If their biters are in primary school, the answer is invariably “no”, which comes as little surprise considering that just over 20 per cent of primary school teachers nationwide […]

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Editorial – Ten years teaching a course in Male Involvement

Paul Proett has been teaching a college class about Male Involvement in early childhood for ten years at Canada College. That has to be some type of record! Canada College isn’t in Canada – it’s in Redwood, California, USA and he’s offered it in the Early Childhood Studies department. He has included topics about men teaching and […]

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What teachers make – A story being sent around the internet

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?” He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: Those […]

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Repeat after me: we need more men

I have been immobilised by flu, so my husband offered to pick up our daughter from nursery earlier last week. Isabella looked worried: ‘Ooooooooh, I don’t know if they allow men in our school,’ she said as she shook her head. I suddenly realised that both her (co-ed) nursery and the (co-ed) primary school it […]

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Boy, what a difference

Marks are up, misbehaving is down when girls aren’t in the classroom She was a kind-faced principal, on the verge of retirement and clearly loved kids. I was visiting her for a story about crumbling school buildings. We’d finished the tour of her school and were chatting on the bench outside her office, the same […]

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A Report about – A National Symposium – Men in the Lives of Young Children, Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – Men in Education Network (M.E.N.) and the Child Care Information Exchange held A National Symposium – Men in the Lives of Young Children on Wednesday, November 9, 2006 as a pre-conference session at the annual NAEYC National Conference. The symposium featured developments on men in the lives of […]

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