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Male teachers are leaving the profession in Guyana because of the pittance given as salaries and increases

It is common knowledge that the teaching profession is one where the female gender is the majority, but have we ever really wondered why? I wish to share with readers one of the major reasons why males are leaving the teaching fraternity and are even hesitant in joining it. Fact is, having men as teachers […]

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Male teacher breaks mold in early education sector in South Africa

Growing up without a father, Eastern Cape education expert Obakeng Kagola recognised the importance of male role models in early childhood and has dedicated his career to creating equitable space for them in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector. Kagola, a lecturer in ECD at Nelson Mandela University’s education faculty, aims to change the perception […]

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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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