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Why, or do, we have a shortage of male teachers in elementary schools?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17501points) 5 days ago

I watched it on the news years ago. They also reported that the school systems are short special needs teachers.

The news report was about the University of Alberta in Canada, but could possibly be true for other countries.

Humor welcome.

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doyendroll's avatar

The dire state of education in the Americas is not a laughing matter.

kritiper's avatar

Teachers don’t make that much teaching so it would be more profitable for a man to find a job somewhere else, probably outside.

canidmajor's avatar

For a very long time, elementary school teaching was considered unmanly, and young men were discouraged from Pursuing it as a career. Kind of like nursing. That concept still lingers today, it is a major contributor to the lack of male elementary school teachers.

smudges's avatar

It may be partly due to men who are paired with children are often the first ones investigated if there’s an injury or accusation. (That’s not worded very well, lol) If I were a man I don’t think I’d want to work with kids. Sad. I think it would be wonderful to have more; there are so many kids with only one parent and it’s often a female.

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