Challenges Faced by the Male Primary Teacher

A Literature Review
  • Vaughan Cruickshank
Part of the Bold Visions in Educational Research book series (BVER)


Previous research suggests that challenges such as the isolation of working in a predominantly female environment, the profession’s low status and salary as well as societal perceptions of sexual deviance are significant contributors to the low number of male primary school teachers (Cushman, 2005b). Further to this, Smith (2004) states that the declining number of male primary teachers is resulting in increased pressure and work for those who choose to remain in the profession.


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