‘Feminised’ curriculum behind dwindling male teacher numbers
The ‘feminisation’ of teaching has played a part in dwindling male teacher numbers, according to at least one researcher.
Dr Kevin Donnelly, senior research fellow at the Australian Catholic University, told Tom Elliott it was a “complex” issue.
However, a more nurturing and lenient approach in the classroom had led to less males being attracted to the job.
“It’s become feminised over the years,” Dr Donnelly said.
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