New Zealand now has one of the largest gaps in the world between male and female achievers, with the men coming out as the losers, according to Massey University's pro vice-chancellor in education, James Chapman.The definition of "success"? Getting a university degree in Education.
Professor Chapman's remarks followed a Massey University College of Education graduation in which only 15 of the 158 graduates were men.Strange that success is a university degree in Education. A few months back I read that a university educated woman is 40% likely to never have children. I wouldn't call that a success, unless I was a communist or a greenie.
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In the absence of detailed research into why this was happening, observers were left to speculate, he said. There were probably many factors involved, but one of the main ones was the gradual "feminisation" of education in New Zealand, in terms of policies as well as teacher gender.Maybe it's because teaching is one of those areas where it doesn't matter how good or bad you are, you still get paid as much as the next teacher. Maybe that's got something to do with it. That and the hotbed of Marxist thought that dominates teacher's colleges that maybe men, more than women, don't want to touch with a twenty foot barge pole.