Key Articles

Can an employer require that only female staff change diapers?

By BG / July 29th, 2007

Dianna Johnston – Assistant Legal Counsel – U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission One of our readers provided the the link to the letter below offering a legal opinion about whether females can be the only staff that change diapers: This is in response to your letter to Chair Dominguez dated January 15, 2002 in which […]

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The Male Teacher and Reading Achievement of First-Grade Boys and Girls.

By BG / July 28th, 2007

This is a study from 1972. Using instruments which measured reading readiness, intelligence, reading achievement, and school attitudes, data was gathered to evaluate the hypothesis that the reading achievement of first grade boys taught by a male teacher would be significantly higher than those taught by a female teacher and, conversely, that the reading achievement […]

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Call Me Mister: South Carolina Program Trains Black Men to Become Schoolteachers and Role Models

By BG / June 13th, 2007

Now seven years old, the Call Me Mister program has placed 20 Black male teachers in South Carolina schools. So how are they doing? About six years ago, Mark Joseph found something he had been seeking for some time: a sense of purpose. A native of Greenville, S.C., Joseph had been a standout football and basketball player […]

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Few Good Men: University Class, research look at lack of male early childhood teachers

By BG / April 30th, 2007

Indiana University School of Education Alumni Association New summer class offered Early in his teaching career, Shaun Johnson felt odd about his career path. Already facing the challenges of any teacher in the Washington, D.C. public school system, he said that during his year teaching, he constantly confronted his inner feelings. “Who am I to […]

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National Education Report – Status of American Teachers (2000-2001)

By BG / February 26th, 2007

National Education Association NEAResearch has conducted surveys on the status of the American public school teacher every five years since 1956. The current report profiles the status of teachers for the school year 2000-2001. These surveys provide continuing data on the professional and personal characteristics of teachers, the current status of their teaching conditions, their […]

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A Continuing Debate: Are Men And Women Different? Does It Matter?

By BG / October 27th, 2006

We’ve been watching the debate stirred by research done Thomas S. Dee is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Swarthmore College and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) suggesting that some boys do better with a male teacher and some girls do better with a female teacher. There […]

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