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Solution needed for male teacher shortage

Nelson Mail - New Zealand
The Ministry of Education appears at a loss as to how to resolve the chronic shortage of male teachers, a challenge hampered by both red flags and red tape.

Despite a public relations offensive from the ministry, the number of male teachers in both primary and secondary schools has continued to drop during the past 10 years.

More men would be attracted to teaching for better wages

by Afshan Ahmed - The National UAE
When Saeed Al Ameri was asked three years ago to pick a career, he did not hesitate. He wanted to be a teacher.

His Emirati classmates teased him. Long hours, they said, and terrible money.

But Mr Ameri's response was simple: "I want to be a role model for young Emiratis."

How the recession moved us closer to gender balance

by Fiona McBennett - Business Irish
History was made this week, as Noirin O'Sullivan became the first woman ever appointed Garda Commissioner. This means the country's top two justice jobs are now occupied by women. Is the move towards gender balance in the workplace finally getting under way?

Queensland (Australia) College of Teachers propose investigation into decline in number of males choosing teaching

by Brittany Vonow - The Courier-Mail
The number of male teachers in Queensland schools has fallen to “alarming” levels, sparking a probe into the decline.

Poor pay rates and perception of teaching careers has been blamed for the slide, with registered male teachers making up barely 16 per cent of educators in state primary school this year.

The Queensland College of Teachers has proposed an investigation into the decline.

India: Male teachers in city schools feel stigmatised

by Akram Mohammed - Deccan Herald - India
One of the guidelines issued to schools by the Department of Public Instruction, following an increase in cases of sexual assaults, was mandatory police verification of all male staff in schools.

Steps include ascertaining the antecedents of the teacher, by conducting background checks with their neighbours. These measures initiated by the Police has put the staff in an embarrassing situation, allege teacher associations. The male teachers were being stigmatised, they contend.

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Childcare should be 'actively promoted' as a career for men

by Meredith Jones Russell - Nursery World
The Government should do more to encourage boys and men to work in the childcare sector, according to a new briefing by the Fatherhood Institute.

The document calls on the Government to require careers advisers to actively promote childcare jobs to boys and men, while supporting girls and women in choosing careers that are not traditionally considered ‘female’.

The man who would be a nursery teacher in Vietnam

by Pham Viet Thang - Vietnam News
Most red-blooded males want to be spacemen, fire-fighters, bus drivers, fighter pilots, engineers, doctors... but not Le Dang Hanh, 26. He is never happier than when he is dancing, singing and playing games with his young charges. Hanh is a teacher at Quynh Phuong nursery school in Quynh Luu District in the central province of Nghe An.

Project in Scotland launches to increase number of young men in childcare sector

by Julia Corbett, News Editor - Day Nurseries United Kingdom
Childcare Management Company (CMC) has secured Youth in Partnership World (YIP) as its partner for a new project addressing the extremely low number of male workers in the childcare sector.

Pakistan schools get 89 teachers

PakistanThe elementary and secondary education department has appointed 89 male teachers to primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools in the district.

“The appointments have been made on merit and in line with the government’s policy,” DDEO Sharifullah Khan told Dawn on Wednesday.
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