I work with about 80% female teachers, not because I choose to, but because of the application ratio of female to male teacher applicants. Traditionally, there are more male applicants for secondary school teacher positions than female. And for primary schools, we have more female teacher applicants than male. Many more.
I really noticed the gender gap when I was in teacher's college at Queen's. Why do so many more women go into elementary teaching than men? What do you think?
I believe our children need both male & female role models. While teaching in London schools really showed this to me, I believe we also have the same issue at play here in Canada.
To read more about male primary teachers, please see these articles:
Schools Launch Drive to Recruit Male Teachers by Anushka Asthana, the Guardian
Boys Need Male Primary Teachers, by Sky News
Male Primary Trainee's in a Woman's World by TES connect
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