Key Articles

How Rochester Schools Grapple With Their Teacher Diversity Gap

By BG / December 10th, 2016

Christopher Fields is rare in the teaching profession. He’s an African-American man, and he teaches sixth-grade English at East Lower School. According to the U.S. Department of Education, you’d have to stop by more than 50 classrooms in this country before you found one black male teacher. “We have a lot of African-American male students […]

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Lack of African-American male educators is killing public education

By BG / December 5th, 2016

According to researchers Ana Maria Villegas and Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, minority teachers, as role models, improved the self-worth of minority students. Others found that a diverse teaching population improved academic achievement for minorities along with the educational climate for white students. Educators and the makers of policy have spoken about the need to diversify the […]

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Philly Organization Hopes to Recruit 1,000 Black Male Teachers by 2020

By BG / June 21st, 2016

A group of local teachers has put together a plan to increase recruitment of black men into the profession. The Fellowship, a recently founded organization, has already received national attention for its work. Studies have shown that minority students’ performance in the classroom can be enhanced when their teacher is the same race as them. […]

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What’s sex got to do with it? The preparation of elementary male teacher candidates

By BG / May 9th, 2016

This paper examines the experiences and outcomes of male teacher candidates in the College of Education at a large university in California. Design/methodology/approach This mixed methods study highlights findings from the preliminary analysis of student records as well as qualitative observation notes from their university supervisors and master teachers during their student teaching placements. Comments […]

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Why lack of male teachers could be the reason boys fail in the classroom

By BG / January 5th, 2016

[MenTeach: Please note that this is an article from 2012 but still holds relevant research] Schools need more male teachers because boys make less effort in women’s classes, a new study claimed today. The shortage of men in school staffrooms could be one reason for the under-achievement of boys, researchers found. Female teachers tend to […]

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Bearded, Beardless and Fearless in Wisconsin

By BG / April 1st, 2015

[MenTeach: Dr. Jill has been working to increase and retain men in her education program. We asked her to write about her experiences as a woman facilitator.] It was a moment of great anticipation and excitement as I sat among a group of young male early childhood preservice students gathering to adopt the by-laws to their […]

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