Why do Emirati males become teachers and how do cultural factors influence this decision?

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Dickson, Martina and Le Roux, Johann. (2012). Why do Emirati males become teachers and how do cultural factors influence this decision? Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives. 9(2), pp. 1 - 16.
AuthorsDickson, Martina and Le Roux, Johann
Abstract

Teaching, particularly in primary schools, is globally a female-dominated profession. The reasons for this have been explored in many Western countries. Men in the United Arab Emirates face an additional dimension to the problem; that of the cultural expectation to be the provider and protector of the family. We interview six male final year students of a Bachelor of Education program who are soon to represent around ten percent of the total number of Emirati male teachers in Emirate. We examine their choice to become a teacher and how they dealt with cultural biases to do so. We report their suggestions for encouraging more Emirati men into the profession.

Keywordsteacher training; teacher education; gender; UAE
Year2012
JournalLearning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives
Journal citation9 (2), pp. 1 - 16
PublisherZayed University Press
ISSN2077-5504
Page range1 - 16
Research GroupSchool of Education
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Place of publicationSaudi Arabi
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