How do we attract men back to teaching? By Nicky Gemmell.
Researcher Kevin McGrath conducted Australia’s first longitudinal study of teacher numbers, the workplace data on gender imbalances in schools and their leadership positions. His conclusion:
“Our schools are set to run out of male principals in the next 20 years, and the male teacher will be extinct in the next 40.”
In some schools, says McGrath, there are already no male teachers, no male principal, and the only male on staff is the cleaner or maintenance man.