Men teachers in Malaysia

by Mahanom Basri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I am very happy to share my experiences having male teachers teaching at my centre.

2009 is a special year whereby two male teachers are actively involved at the centre. They are well received by the children until female staff felt a little bit uncomfortable.

Our young children as early as two years old will shout and automatically stop doing any activity when this male teacher arrives. Overwhelmed with their voices they will go to shake hands and big hugs are usually seen.

Oh...no what a real challenge to female staff...hope to have research done about this issue...more stories later.

Mahanom Basri
Director
Sarjana Pintar Early Learning Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia