A reply to an article in The Conversation discussing the demise of male teachers

Replied to Male teachers are an endangered species in Australia: new research (https://theconversation.com)

Male teachers may face extinction in Australian primary schools by the year 2067 unless urgent policy action is taken. In government schools, the year is 2054.

This finding comes from our analysis of more than 50 years of national annual workplace data – the first of its kind in any country.

Kevin McGrath and Penny Van Bergen provides a summary of their paper into gender equity in schools. They predict that byΒ 2067 there will be no more male teachers in primary schools. Other than being an improvement on the argument that robots will take over education, I wonder what the percentage of males and females in leadership would be during this period? I have a hunch that the numbers would still be relatively high.

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