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Officials pleased, [the most percentage of male teachers in United States], even if they can't explain it

Topeka Capitol Journal - Topeka, KS, USA
Kansas makes the honor roll when it comes to the rate of male teachers in classrooms. Leading the nation with a 33.4 percent male teaching staff, Kansas is trailed by Oregon at 31.6 percent and Alaska with 31.5.

Why so many?

There's no easy answer.

But Brenda Dietrich, superintendent of schools for Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437, is delighted with the state's performance. She likes the balance, she said, that the large percentage of male teachers brings to the classroom.

Male teachers try to make a difference in the classroom

By Donna Holman - T & D, Orangeburg, SC, USA
Jacob Smith is a first-year math and science instructor at Carver-Edisto Middle School in Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four in Cope, but he's no neophyte when it comes to working with male students.

Smith has been working for the past five years as a youth program director at Branchville High School. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in elementary education.

Schools Seek a Few Good Men - Districts Try to Increase the Number of Male Elementary School Teachers

By Bob Jamieson, ABC News
In a cheerful, colorfully decorated classroom at Alexander Elementary School in a poor, gloomy neighborhood of Greenville, S.C., Damon Qualls is surrounded by eager fifth graders. As he reads from a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, the 15 fifth graders give him their complete attention, a measure of respect for Qualls in only his third year as a teacher.

Men in Early Child Care and Teaching Summit - New Zealand

“Kiwi Men Can Do Anything”

The Childforum Research Network warmly invites you to the inaugural national meeting of men in early childhood care and education services. This is a very important event for the sector. Please help by spreading the word and forwarding this notice to people you know who will be interested, and especially male teachers and volunteers.

The Summit is for:

Repeat after me: we need more men

By Cristina Odone - Guardian, UK
I have been immobilised by flu, so my husband offered to pick up our daughter from nursery earlier last week.

Isabella looked worried: 'Ooooooooh, I don't know if they allow men in our school,' she said as she shook her head.

I suddenly realised that both her (co-ed) nursery and the (co-ed) primary school it is attached to are men-free zones.

Where have all the male teachers gone?
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