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More Male Teachers Needed

by Gayle - Parenting Teen Blog
Are your teen's teachers male or female? Does that question ever come up for you? Do you consider whether your student is getting good role models from both sexes?

Editorial: The Paradox of Male Teachers' Independence

I was thinking about a group of men that I met with a few months ago. They've been organizing and trying to meet as a group. It's slow going. Sometimes guys don't show up for the dinner or get-together, which can be challenging for the man that is organizing the activity.

What I've come to realize that for many men who teach, the quality or characteristic that helps them remain in the field, persistence and independence also causes them to not want to belong to a group. Paradoxical isn't it.

Gentle Men and Strong Women - Avoiding the Male Teacher Trap

by Ronit Baras - Family Matters
In her article More male teachers needed, Gayle wrote about the reasons male teachers are needed in the education system. She expressed it from a mother's point of view and described how beneficial it is for children to have male figures in their life, especially in a society where many kids do not live with mum and dad in the same house.

Editorial: How do we value working with children?

There's lots of talk about teaching and early education and how important it is. Yet, we don't see the resources put into teachers. Salaries still remain much lower for working with children then working with machines or a basketball.

Welsh classrooms 'need more men'

BBC News
Boy pupils in schools in Wales can reach the age of 11 without ever being taught by a man, according to a report.

The General Teaching Council for Wales said that unless more men are recruited into the profession, boys could be denied classroom male role models.

It said only 26.9% of teachers in all schools in Wales are men. In primary schools the figure is just 16%.

Secondary schools have the highest figure at 40%. However, most Welsh head teachers are still men.
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