1) Men teaching in Vietnam
2) What’s happening with men in child care in California, USA
3) See the largest bibliography about male teachers!
4) More films about male teachers
5) Would you hire a male nanny?
6) $38,000 for Troops to become teachers
7) Male Teachers in Korea
8) Seeking manuscripts for Journal of Men’s Studies
9) Female teachers talk more than male teachers
10) International Networks for men in early care and education

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1) Men teaching in Vietnam

People are often surprised when Le Minh Hien tells them what he does for a living. Hien, 35, has been working at the city’s District 3 Kindergarten for 10 years. He is one of only a handful of male kindergarten teachers in the country. According to statistics from the municipal Department of Education and Training, of the 12,800 kindergarten teachers working during the 2008-09 academic year, only 29 are male. Read the rest of the story: /node/1186

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2) What’s happening with men in child care in California, USA
In California, we have been working to increase the participation of men in early care and education. The California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) has for several years now, had a committee on Men In Child Care. I am the current chair of this committee.

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3) See the largest bibliography about male teachers!

We want to thank Shaun Johnson for providing his Bibliography from his dissertation. It’s an impressive list and if you want to add to it, drop us an e-mail: /node/1192

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4) More films about male teachers

‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ is a ‘masterpiece theatre’ production original aired, I believe, on public television (circa 2005). Based on Michelle Margorian’s novel (winner of the 1982 IRA Children’s Book Award), by the same name, this story centers on a somewhat bedraggled, single, and sour-aged man. Living quietly and at war (privately and ironically) with the world around him, his self-imposed tranquility is suddenly and irrevocably altered by the evacuation of children from London during the Blitz (1940). Read the rest of the review and about some other movies about men and children: /node/1193

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5) Would you hire a male nanny?
They can cook dinner. They can give hugs. And they can play baseball. Who says men can’t be nannies? Kris Pohl is the first man to make it to the finals of England’s Professional Nanny of the Year competition. Read his story: /node/1196

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6) $38,000 for Troops to become teachers
Troops to Teachers is a program to help men and women become teachers.For many eligible participants, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is a better solution than other education benefit programs, such as the Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve and the Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP). Find out if you qualify: /node/1199

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7) Male Teachers in Korea

A YTN TV reporter recently examined the phenomenon of the shrinking number of men teaching in Korean elementary schools, and quotes a few women who worry that women teachers can’t control the kids, who furthermore are not learning about their correct gender roles. Read the article: /node/1200

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8) Seeking manuscripts for Journal of Men’s Studies

I want to move ahead with a special or thematic issue of the Journal of Men’s Studies dealing with men and the teaching profession with a special focus on the early grades (not opposed to other educational levels though). To accomplish this we need to identify a guest editor or editors (GE) that would oversee the solicitation, review process and mss acceptance for publication. Read the entire letter: /node/1202

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9) Female teachers talk more than male teachers
Teachers tend to spend more time speaking than most professionals, putting them at a greater risk for hurting their voices. They are 32 times more likely to experience voice problems, according to one study. Read more about the study: /node/1203

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10) International Networks for men in early care and education
Check out to new and updated links to an international and global movement for men in early care and education. There are many things going on throughout the world! Join in and be a part of world change: /node/43

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