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Meet Ireland’s male pre-school teachers keen to banish gender stereotypes

A group of male pre-school teachers are keen to banish gender stereotypes linked with the childcare industry as they lead the way for men entering the sector. Mark Walsh, Eduardo Heredia and Maidar Gutierrez, who are employed as male childcare workers at Generation Education pre-school in Glounthaune, are calling for more career guidance counsellors in […]

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Men in United Kingdom ‘face prejudice when working in childcare’

A male childminder has opened up on the prejudices encountered by men in the childcare industry. Leigh Walker says that men who choose a career in childcare often face additional hurdles in comparison to their female colleagues due to the stigma of a man working with young children. He began working as a childminder nine […]

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Just a quarter of a city teachers are men in United Kingdom

Figures from the Department of Education (DfE) have revealed that male teachers make up just a quarter of the Bury school workforce. They found that out of 1,725 in state-funded schools in Bury as of November 2021, just 418 of them were men. This means male teachers only make up 24.2 per cent of the […]

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Kindergartens encourage male teachers in New Zealand

Nelson Tasman Kindergartens are serious about attracting more men to early childhood education, following recent media reports identifying a lack of men in this area. Nelson Tasman Kindergartens CEO Wendy Logan says it is a serious issue, especially as research shows that children learn the most from good role models. “Positive male role models in […]

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More than just teaching in Guyana: New male teachers want to be positive role models

The largest batch of trained teachers – some 843 individuals – graduated from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) only a few days ago. And among the graduates are three young men – James Osborne, Glenroy Duncan and Rovindra Singh – who are eager to get into classrooms not only to teach but also […]

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Australia: Male Teachers Play an Important Role in the Future of Education

Men play a critical part in improving education systems when they become teachers. In a profession where women are the majority, male teachers diversify the education workforce and make a significant impact as role models for children. The teaching profession is expected to grow 4% or more in the next decade at all teaching levels. […]

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