New Zealand schools seek to recruit more male teachers

03/8/2013 | Bay of Plenty Times (New Zealand)

Some New Zealand schools report a shortage of male teachers -- with at least one school saying it has no male teachers on staff. Officials say they have the greatest challenges in recruiting men to teach at the primary level. "Quality teachers are the most important rather than gender," said Associate Dean of Teacher Education Bev Cooper. "However, it is valuable to have a range of teachers so students may relate to them. Different students relate to different teaching styles and personality," she added.

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