Why do Emirati males become teachers and how do cultural factors influence this decision?
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.
|Authors||Dickson, Martina and Le Roux, Johann|
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.
|Keywords||teacher training; teacher education; gender; UAE|
|Journal||Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives|
|Journal citation||9 (2), pp. 1 - 16|
|Publisher||Zayed University Press|
|Page range||1 - 16|
|Research Group||School of Education|
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|Place of publication||Saudi Arabi|
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