The Current | Feb 21, 2013 | 23:59
Is the shortage of male teachers a crisis?
You wouldn't normally pick teacher as a profession it takes great courage for a man to enter. But we hear from a male teacher in Guelph who says it can sometimes be tough to be one of the few men in the profession. And he speaks about a dark side to the change in social attitudes in Canada about male teachers. Changes that have left their numbers dwindling and educators worried for boy role models. About 80 per cent of all primary school teachers in Canada are women. Now, the biggest school board in the country wants to change that... by giving preference to men in their hiring.