Why we need more male primary school teachers

1/9/2017
Male Teacher

In Australia, fewer and fewer males are pursuing careers as primary school teachers. In 2016, just over 18 per cent of primary school teachers were male.

While there have been campaigns to recruit more males to the profession, they haven’t made a significant difference to the number of males entering teaching.

We need the best primary school teachers in all classrooms, regardless of whether they are male or female.

Having said that, having good male teachers in primary schools can make a positive difference to young lives. The sad reality is that too many children witness physical or psychological violence at home, and schools can be a place to see appropriate male behaviours on a regular basis.

We know that good teachers make a difference to the lives of young people. That is not surprising given that teachers are present in the lives of young people six or seven hours a day, five days a week.


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Posted By Greg Whitby, NewsLocal at 4/10/2017 3:09:32 PM
 
   
  
 

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