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

By Bryan G Nelson / August 31st, 2021

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 info@siggender.eu and we will send the zoom link to you. Those who have already […]

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How Male Teachers Can Empower Female Students

By Bryan G Nelson / May 18th, 2020

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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Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers

By Bryan G Nelson / February 23rd, 2019

Earlier this month, in these pages, Philadelphia writer Ernest Owens argued that we should cancel Black History Month and instead “recognize black history – and its people – all year round.” I take Mr. Owens’ point, and while I don’t believe that we should cease to embrace February as a month dedicated to honoring and celebrating […]

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The U.S. Teaching Population Is Getting Bigger, and More Female

By Bryan G Nelson / February 22nd, 2019

Teaching in the United States was once considered a career for men. Then the profession’s gender composition shifted dramatically around the mid-19th century, when the country’s public-school system was born. As schoolhouse doors opened to children of all social classes and genders, so too did the education profession. By the late 1880s, women made up a majority—63 […]

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For the first time in history the percentage of men in child care increases to highest level

By Bryan G Nelson / December 20th, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS) – MenTeach has announced for the first time in United States history, the percentage of men working in child care has increased to 6.3%. Since the 1970s the percentages have ranged from 2.1% to 5.9% but has only been above the 6% threshold once in 1975 at 6.2% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Education […]

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MenTeach appears on ABC News Good Morning America

By Bryan G Nelson / October 19th, 2018

MenTeach (represented by Jonathan Maiden and Bryan G. Nelson) appeared on ABC New Good Morning America Story Monday, October 20th, 2008 on a brief segment about the rewards and challenges that men face working with young children. Jonathan Maiden was interviewed at his program in Kentucky, he has worked with children for many years and has presented […]

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