Kōrero: Occupational structure

Russell Ballantyne, early childhood teacher (2 o 2)

Russell Ballantyne, early childhood teacher

Early childhood education is an occupation that still has an overwhelmingly female workforce. Out of 15,000 preschool teachers, less than 200 are men. Russell Ballantyne runs a pre-school in Dunedin and believes more men are needed in early childhood education to ensure boys’ interests and behaviour are respected. He chairs Early Childhood Men NZ, which hopes to see men become 10% of this workforce by 2018.

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Seen in Dunedin
Photograph by Chris Sullivan

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Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Occupational structure - Gender', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22560/russell-ballantyne-early-childhood-teacher (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Paul Callister and Robert Didham, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010