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Why don't Queensland men want to be teachers?

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 7:45 AM

Queensland College of Teachers director John Ryan says the QCT has involved a university in launching a review into the factors that influence the choice of teaching as a first career.

 

The QCT wants to find out the reasons why men are not choosing to be teachers.

In 2015, fewer than 25 per cent of Queensland teachers are male.

Ten years ago 28 per cent of Queensland teachers were male.

 

Robina Cosser says : I would think that the fear of a false allegation being made against them by a child, parent or principal would be the greatest concern of male teachers.

 

 

 

 

What do you think?

 

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Reply deadmanwalking
8:06 PM on October 5, 2015 
As a male Manual Arts teacher employed by EQ for 41 years I never experienced any problems with false accusations from students of either sex. It was the false allegations by two Principals that got me. (1 male, 1 female) Their "control" issues were my downfall. Is there an issue with greater acceptance between men and women on authority figures? I don't know, just a thought.