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September 02, 2011

Smoking Gun in U.K. Gender Gaps?

In this article in the Telegraph, the reporter suggests a reason behind the widening gender gaps recently revealed in national testing in the U.K.: a paucity of male teachers in primary schools: Data from the General Teaching Council for England shows that some 27 per cent of primaries - 4,569 - a...

July 09, 2011

Paucity of Male Teachers in U.K.

The figures wouldn't look any different in this country.

April 12, 2011

DOE Solution: More Black Male Teachers

That's a good cause to be taken up by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, especially considering that only two percent of the nation's teacher are black males. As a broader solution, however, that cause has limitations. I've seen where boosting black male education leadership can help with graduation...

February 08, 2011

Do Three Anecdotes Equal a Trend?

That was a joke back in the days when I was on the launch/startup of USA Today, which loved, and I mean loved, to call trends. Thanks for Jonathan Wolfer for spotting this article from Denver on male elementary school teachers. At first, I thought I skimmed the article too quickly, looking for the ...

February 01, 2011

Lee and Duncan: We Need More Black Male Teachers

They're right. But solving this issue goes way beyond getting more black teachers into the classroom.

November 19, 2010

Are Girls Just Brighter Than Boys?

No, answers this British headmaster, who argues that a lack of male role models in schools causes boys to lose interest in academics. I think the problem goes well beyond a lack of male role models. Twenty five years ago, when boys were doing fine in school, elementary schools were just as dominate...

October 30, 2010

Students Try Harder for Male Teachers?

That's the conclusion of this British study. I have not seen any studies in this country reaching that conclusion. What's interesting about this study is that both girls and boys did better when taught by teachers.

September 03, 2010

Lack of Male Role Models in the Classroom

Another example of the "boy troubles" being a bigger issue in Britain than in the United States, despite the fact the gender gaps are roughly the same. This kind of coverage of the issue appears regularly in the British press.

August 13, 2010

Dog World, Boy World...

...Is there a parallel, as most dog trainers are female and most teachers are female? That might strike you reading this column. From the column: I think the most unexpected but significant problem of male underrepresentation in dog training and rescue work is lack of dog socialization to men. Th...

June 26, 2010

It's a (Weak) Start

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, along with his entire department, continues to ignore the school gender gaps. As far as I know, there's no research in the pipeline regarding either the gap or "solutions" such as single-sex classrooms. Now, however, Duncan has picked a "solution" without even mentio...

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