GENDER DIFFERENCE IN SCHOOL
During their education in school, from nursery school to college, children will be educated by teachers.
These teachers will have a great influence on the lives of children and the difference between the number of women and men in each stage of education can be decisive in their lives.
o In childhood, the vast majority of teachers are women, I think the reason for that is that more women prefer to take care about children due to their maternal instinct
o In the primary stage, there are still many more female teachers than male teachers.
For example in Pla d’Urgell, I have made a round of calls to some of the schools in our region and the number of teachers is distributed as follows:
|NAME OF SCHOOL||WOMEN||MEN|
|L’horta de deu||16||1|
o Secondary education stage
In ESO and high school, there is an increase in male teachers.
This fact could bring young teenagers to think that men are smarter because they teach more difficult subjects.
In addition, students at this stage are more difficult to control and it is more evenly matched as men seem to be more dominant and know how to control teenagers better.
o University stage
At this stage the number of male and female professors is much more equal, as we can see in the grafic of teachers of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
I think that men who want to be teachers, prefer to be high quality, that is to teach super difficult things and much more important.
This gender difference is even greater in the management of universities, in which the presence of men is clearly much higher than that of women.
DATA ON THE NUMBER OF TEACHERS IN CATALONIA ON THE GENCAT WEBSITE: http://educacio.gencat.cat/ca/departament/estadistiques/estadistiques-ensenyament/curs-actual/personal-docent-regim-general/
THE OFFICIAL DATA OF THE GENERALITAT OF CATALONIA
STAGE TEACHERS TEACHERS
|STAGE||FEMALE TEACHERS||MALE TEACHERS|
|NURSERY (P0 a p2)||37.625||40.619|
This fact makes girls and boys who go to school think that the job of primary school teacher is only for girls, and that of university teacher is more for men, making children from an early age and girls already look different from each other.
The teaching curriculum also shows men as those who have done great things in the history of mankind, such as kings, presidents, warriors … which already gives the message of the importance of the male sex above the female to children and girls from a very young age.