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Manning up for men: Recruitment and retention in the early childhood field

The early childhood care and education field tends to be no man’s land. Nationwide, a meager 3.2 percent of ECE and kindergarten teachers are men, and 44 percent of them leave the field within five years.1 Roadblocks to men teaching young children include rigid ideas about gender roles, perceptions of ECE as a low-prestige job, […]

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Male Secondary Teachers and Child Care Workers on the increase

The percentage of Male Secondary Teachers and Child Care Workers increased from 40.5% to 41.3% and for Male Child Care Workers from 5.4% to 5.7% moving towards pre-pandemic levels of greater than 6% that hasn’t been seen since the 1970s. The numbers were 940,000 to 1,000,000 for Secondary Teachers and 974,000 to 1,007,000 for Child […]

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Ohio college fund to help Black educators

Clark State College has established a fund to help support diverse educators. The Black Educators Support Fund is through the Clark State Foundation and created by an anonymous donor. It’s to help support the recruitment, retention and development of Black educators as well as raise awareness for the need of those professionals across all age […]

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Apply: Leading Men Fellowship

In partnership with DC Public Schools and support from the DC Public Education Fund, The Literacy Lab launched the Leading Men Fellowship in 2016. Through the Leading Men Fellowship, The Literacy Lab is helping to diversify the teacher pipeline by engaging recent high school graduates in exploring a career in early childhood education. Leading Men […]

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International: Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce

SIG (Special Interest Group) Gender Balance We invite to this year’s EECERA SIG gender balance meeting this week on Friday, 3th september, 13:00 CEST/MEZ (12:00 am BST). If you want to attend and haven’t registered yet, please send a mail to and we will send the zoom link to you. Those who have already […]

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How Male Teachers Can Empower Female Students

Glass ceilings are still aplenty in the workplace in 2020 USA. Some speculate that some young women are so affected by a systemic gender bias that favors men in school settings that they subconsciously play into it when they get to the adult workplace. Further, many homes are also very patriarchal, and that may be […]

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