Does there need to be more Male teachers in Primary Schools??

15 Mar

Okay people, let’s own it.. what are your thoughts on this…

“no country should pride itself on its educational system if the teaching profession has become predominantly a world of women.”

Langeveld in The Year Book of Education.1963.

quoted by Agnew (1989:67).

                                     Okay, where is he..where’s our one guy in the section, and the entire k – 5 program (.. dont be fooled..the one in the front with the brown hat is me…haha..hint bottom right with the beard..Hi Mark

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4 Responses to “Does there need to be more Male teachers in Primary Schools??”

  1. dallasfolk March 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    I think it is important to have male teachers in the field. Having a male influence will help out various types of students especially the male student body. I do not agree with the quote that we should not take pride in our education system just because the male teacher population is low. I come from the middle years section where there are 6 males. Much higher than your section but still low yes. There is so much more to our education system that we have to be proud of than the male to female ratio of teachers. The education field shouldnt be looking for a male or a female teacher, they should be looking for teachers. Teachers that are great at what they do and never stop loving what they do. A good teacher can teach, But a great teacher can learn.

    • jhiebs12 March 16, 2011 at 4:26 am #

      I agree it would be beneficial to have more male teachers in the primary grades, however I don’t think it is detrimental if we don’t. Teachers need to possess a multitude of qualities that are both stereotypical of males and females and comine that with the “it” factor. Some have it some don’t, but I don’t think that your “it” factor should determined by your sex.

  2. Evangelist Michael Hensley April 4, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    It would be good to have a larger male influence in the education system; but I do believe that our lack of standards in education stem from the parents involvement more so than the lack of male attendance.

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