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‘Feminised’ curriculum behind dwindling male teacher numbers

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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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