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Do we really need teachers to be male role models?

by Stephen Petty - TES - England
It’s been odd to hear so much concern at the news that the proportion of male teachers has fallen to its lowest-ever level.

The truth, of course, is that the vanishing male teacher should not worry anyone. Quite the reverse. Most of us are quite annoying in some way or another, and too many of us combine this with being at the wrong end of the useless spectrum – though not all, in fairness.

New Book: Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce

Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce -
Why They Leave and Why They Stay

By David L. Brody, Kari Emilsen, Tim Rohrmann, Jo Warin

Number of male teachers in England drops

by Nicole Weinstein - Nursery World
Figures in primary schools have stagnated over the last five years, and remain low, at 14.1 per cent.

The number of white men in secondary schools in England has fallen by over 12,800 since 2010, a fall of 17 per cent, according to analysis by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) think tank.

Editorial: Being a Father and A Teacher

by George Yamamoto - Hawai'i
When I first started working with infants and toddlers the last thing I was thinking about was being a role model as a male teacher. All I was trying to do was just to survive every day without making too many unintentional mistakes. I did not like making mistakes and tended to avoid situations that displayed my incompetence at a particular teaching skill.

Number of male school teachers in Bolton [England] drops

by Lyell Tweed - Bolton News - England
Of the 1,342 secondary school teachers in Bolton whose gender was listed in the School Workforce Census last year, 444 were male.

That meant men made up just 33 per cent of the workforce, compared with 38 per cent a decade earlier.

The proportion of male teachers across all of the area’s schools, including primary, nursery and special schools, was even lower, at 27 per cent.
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