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Anti-men critics are driving male teachers to extinction


Cruickshank, V, Anti-men critics are driving male teachers to extinction, Daily Telegraph, News Corp Australia, Sydney, Australia, 21 September 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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A PREDICTION that male teachers will be extinct in Australian primary schools in 50 years sounds like the type of sci-fi plot line that belongs to some unwatchable dirge about robots conquering humans. But when you consider the zeal of anti-men critics in this country and their myopic mission to dismantle masculinity, it makes perfect sense that we have skidded to this juncture. Forty years ago, in 1977ís heyday of Her Majesty visiting our shores and Elvis dying, men made up 28.5 per cent of primary school teachers. This week, the first national study of teacher numbers revealed that has dropped to 18 per cent. In secondary schools meanwhile, it has slumped from 53.9 to 40 per cent. Macquarie Universityís Kevin McGrath, who led the study, referenced a national trend which he says no state or federal government is doing anything to fix. Itís shameful to see it there in black and white.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:male primary teachers
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:121297
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-09-21
Last Modified:2017-09-25

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