Addressing the gender imbalance in teaching; the views of practising teachers

Alan Ducklin, Sheila Riddell, Anne Stafford

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Abstract

In recent times, teaching has become an increasingly feminized profession and this book explores where the men have gone. The authors provide an in-depth analysis of the reasons why men are less likely to choose to become teachers through reviewing the gender balance of teachers in primary and secondary teaching in Scotland. The book examines the barriers, both perceived and experienced, why men should be involved in teaching, and why male absence is a problem? The attitudes of a range of people toward teaching as a career are explored. These include male and female undergraduates, university careers officers, those involved in delivering and reviewing initial teacher education, and teachers at various stages of their careers in primary and secondary schools. The authors explore how the gender balance in teaching can be changed and make recommendations that are likely to encourage more men to remain within or join the teaching profession.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Gender Balance of School Teachers in Scotland: Where have all the men gone?
EditorsS. Riddell, L. Tett
PublisherDunedin
Number of pages94
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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