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Editorial - One Woman in a Sea of Men

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
Twenty-five years ago, while attending the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference for the first time, I became interested in the male perspective of teaching young children. It was during this conference that I found myself drawn to presentation topics given by men in early childhood education. While the issues presented about young children were parallel to those that women presented, there was something unique about the demonstration style and the message carried by the male speakers.

Rugby player and engineer changes perception of men in childcare

by Melissa McAlees - Nursery News
Hailed as a 'true inspiration', he can often be found dressing up in the role play area at West Downs Day Nursery (Winchester), much to the children's delight.

"No two days are the same and that's the way I like it," he said. "The more I worked in nurseries when I was younger the more I enjoyed it."

For Black History Month: Why African-American Male Teachers Are So Important to the Promise of Educational Opportunity for All

by Rashid Ferrod Davis - Founding principal of P-TECH Brooklyn
This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most turbulent and transformative years in American history. While 2018 may seem chaotic, those old enough to remember know that 1968 found us a nation divided on many fronts. As the war in Vietnam raged on, protests at home reached a fever pitch, and the powder keg of America’s urban centers — long ignored or forgotten — ignited following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

F2MTC Project - A community within a community

Dr. David Kretschmer - Future Minority Male Teachers of California
Through the many hats I wear for the department, I have been getting pretty well connected with the men in our program and they have been reaching out to me on a variety of issues.

Men Can Make Great Elementary School Teachers Too

by Andrew Deen - The Good Men Project
Most of us would agree that our elementary school years were led and taught by an almost exclusively female faculty. Although there is nothing wrong with an all-woman teaching staff, it does beg the question—where are the male elementary school teachers? Due to social stigmas, generations of being taught solely by women at younger ages, and underwhelming income, the presence of men in grade school is unsurprisingly absent.
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