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Shortage of Male Teachers an International Issue

By Richard Whitmire — February 14, 2010 1 min read

In Australia, some commentators are linking the disappearance of male teachers to a rise in crime. In viewing the male teacher issue it’s important to keep two things separate: Do boys do better academically under a male teacher? And, do boys need a male teacher as a role model? My reporting indicates no to the first question, yes to the second.

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