Scott & Sarah Kennedy

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Where have all the guys gone?

Check out this.

Salient comments included:-

Education Ministry figures show there are just 355 male primary and intermediate school teachers in the Bay of Plenty compared with 1464 female - meaning males are outnumbered four to one.


Nationally, just 10 per cent of about 800 teacher training scholarships went to males last year.

These are terrible statistics, especially in a country which had 161,000 female single parent families in 2001.

I'll leave you with a couple of questions:-
Where are our young men going to learn what a man is supposed to be like?

Do these statistics have anything to do with our guys doing worse in school than girls?


  • yeah, exactly.

    i'm still not sure about the girls doing better then the guys thing at school, but there definately is a shortage of male teachers.

    but on the other hand, the government ain't making it encouraging to become a teacher - so maybe guys have too much sense to get into it? dunno?

    By Anonymous carl, at 11:22 AM, July 20, 2005  

  • I reckon it's the feminism thing again. Sexual harassment etc.

    It's a trend I noticed over the years that men simply don't want to teach for fear of being accused of harassment. And of course if a male is accused of that he must be guilty in today's society.

    I wouldn't want to be a teacher with the tables rigged like that.

    By Anonymous Allan, at 12:52 PM, July 20, 2005  

  • Hmmm

    By Anonymous Sam, at 9:36 PM, July 23, 2005  

  • Hmmm

    By Anonymous Sam, at 9:36 PM, July 23, 2005  

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