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Male teachers fear student contact for false abuse claims: experts


Cruickshank, V, Male teachers fear student contact for false abuse claims: experts, The Herald Sun, News Corp Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 4 August 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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TWO thirds of male primary school teachers fear physical contact with students, concerned they’ll be accused of inappropriate behaviour, new research has shown. They say the "double standard" puts them under greater scrutiny than female teachers. It has led to some male teachers leaving their classroom doors open and even arranging desks to minimise tight spaces and incidental contact with students. The research also revealed 70 per cent of male teachers surveyed were concerned about their masculine role in schools — expected to move furniture, coach sports teams and act as father figures.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:male primary teachers, challenges, strategies
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Gender, sexuality and education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Gender aspects in education
UTAS Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
ID Code:120379
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-23
Last Modified:2017-09-26

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