Shortage of male teachers. (c2013)

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dc.contributor.author Antar, Rafik
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-07T09:33:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-07T09:33:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-01 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-03-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3290
dc.description.abstract This study addresses the issue of the predominant shortage in male teachers at the lower grade levels in Lebanese schools. This issue has been highlighted in the international literature for decades, and many studies from Europe and North America have found that young students can benefit from having a male role model and that many males are discouraged from teaching young children due to misconceptions and low salaries. Research on this topic in Lebanon has been scarce, so this study can create awareness of this international and national shortage in male elementary teachers and perhaps help address the causes. In this exploratory study, perceptions of student teachers, retired and current male teachers and school directors were elicited concerning this shortage in male elementary teachers. Questionnaires were distributed to 91 undergraduate and graduate university students enrolled in a department of education at a private higher education institution. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 2 retired male teachers and one current male teacher, and online interviews were conducted with 5 school directors: two Preschool directors, two Elementary directors, and one vice principal. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis yielded results that were triangulated and used to address the research questions. Findings of this study showed that the salary plays an important role in a male’s choice of career path; however, there were no significant results in terms of the impact of self-image and professional identity in this matter. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Male elementary school teachers -- Recruiting -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Shortage of male teachers. (c2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle a myth or reality? en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200402693 en_US
dc.author.commembers Bahous, Rima
dc.author.commembers Harmoush, Layla
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xi, 63 leaves 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Nabhani, Mona
dc.keywords Shortage en_US
dc.keywords Male teachers en_US
dc.keywords Professional identity en_US
dc.keywords Salary en_US
dc.keywords Self-image en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaves 52-56). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.55 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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