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Seeking gender balance in university studies

by Britt Johnsen - Winona Daily News - Minnesota - USA
Jason Bauman doesn't fit the stereotype of a nurse. His nursing program at Winona State University is 90 percent female.

But Bauman is just the kind of student educators are looking for.

Women account for six out of 10 students at most U.S. universities, but even though women dominate colleges across the country, many undergraduates still choose fields stereotypical for their genders. Men gravitate to technical fields like engineering and computer science, while women fill the usual roles of teachers and nurses.

What teachers make - A story being sent around the internet

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The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"

He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."

To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"

Finding a job through job fairs

by Anonymous
[MenTeach: The author of this article requested that we remove all identifying information because it has hindered his job search.]

Where are minority male teachers?

By Elmer Smith - Philadelphia Daily News
YOU COULD always tell when the VIPS were on campus. They drove newer cars, wore softer clothes.

It was easy to spot them among the denim-clad, recent high-school grads who made up most of the male student population on Temple's main campus in the '70s.

Veterans in Public Service or Veterans in Public Schools, to name their program for its mission, offered former Vietnam-era veterans a substantial stipend, free tuition and a generous book allowance.

Shortage of male teachers

By Susan Sandys - Ashburton Guardian - New Zealand
Ashburton Intermediate School principal Gavin Cooper has just six males on his teaching staff of 20, and would prefer a higher proportion of men.

Ministry of Education figures show there were 12, 175 male and 27,361 female permanent teachers in New Zealand schools at April 2006.

Mr Cooper said many boys were not experiencing male teachers until they got to high school and a lot did not have stable male role models in their lives.
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