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by Randi Weiner – The Journal News in Piermont, NY USA Clarence Branch Jr. has been fortunate in his life – enough so that the acts of racial prejudice he encounters still surprise him as much as anger him. As one of the first black teachers in the South Orangetown schools in the early 1960s, […]

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by Rev. Ed Anderson LTC (Ret.) US Army in Washington, Georgia – USA Distinguished African American educator, “Professor” John Henry Jackson was born May 1, 1903, in Wilkes County, Georgia, to Charlie and Hattie Bonner Jackson, a school teacher at Third Shiloh Academy. After attending and graduating from the schools of Washington, he successfully earned […]

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by Ashley Rhodebeck – Beloit Daily News in Beloit, WI – USA Males rare in education’s early grades A teacher like Tom Hamlett is hard to find. No, the education veteran doesn’t perform crazy stunts to get his students’ attention, nor does he use a revolutionary teaching method. So, what sets Hamlett apart from his […]

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by Phyllis Coulter in Bloomington, IL USA They are a group of men who work in an overwhelmingly female world. They are used to children forgetting and calling them “Mrs.,” they know to check the men’s room to make sure no women happen to be in there, and as one put it, “I probably know […]

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by Kitt Cox in Massachusetts, USA Before proceeding with this bit of famly lore, keep in mind that my dad, the late Ronald Kitt Cox, MD (1931- 1976), often prefaced tales of our tribe with the phrase, “any damn fool can tell the truth.” My dad’s maternal grandfather, Kitt Connally, was a “troubleshooter” for Standard […]

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by Chuck West in Chicago, IL USA What factors or career paths lead you to work with infants/toddlers? I was looking for a way to get involved in social service. An opening occurred for the local Head Start program as a volunteer coordinator/in-kind solicitor. I applied, was hired, and found out I loved 4-year-olds. The next […]

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by Craig d’Arcy in Australia The group individually introduced themselves and their reasons for attending. Once again, the issue of Child Protection for male workers was raised. The experienced workers in the group were able to provide some advice and strategies for males to use when in the workplace. Situations were bought up by the […]

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by Daniel Brailovsky in Argentina I’m an early child educator and I work daily with a one-year old group of children in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My work as a teacher isn’t, however, my unique way of interest in this topic (i.e. the male teachers) I am studying at San Andres University and I’m planning to […]

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by David V. Zakem in Laos The program and school are fantastic. The school is small; about 160 kids on average, preschool through grade 9. We’re like a family. I set up the current preschool program replacing a very traditional academic “teacher driven” program. The program now uses much of the criteria by NAEYC combined […]

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by Micheal Kauper in Minneapolis, MN – USA How It All Began: The first three times I applied for a Family Child Care License, I was told “We don’t license men!” So I worked as an un-licensed assistant to a licensed provider. Then we got a male licensing worker. He said “Of course we license […]

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