The Canberra Times notes that the ACT has the lowest percentage of male teachers in Australia and that number’s dropping.
The Department of Education and Training’s 2009-10 annual report showed government schools had even fewer men than the territory overall, with the ratio of male to female staff at 22per cent to 78per cent, which has remained constant for the past two years.
However, in spite of the imbalance, the department has no plan to encourage more men into the ranks of teaching.
”The DET’s focus is on recruiting quality teachers, rather than specifically targeting men,” a spokesman said.
Anyone want to speculate as to why?