Primary School Teaching Positions Dominated By Women

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Mary Immaculate College is launching a campaign to get more boys to consider teaching.

Men make up only 20% of primary level teachers in Ireland.

Mary Immaculate College has launched a campaign to encourage boys to consider teaching as a profession.

The General Secretary of Education and Training Boards Ireland has welcomed the campaign as a positive move.

President of The Irish Primary Principals Network and Principal at Killeigh National School, Damian White, says there's a number of reason why it's a female-dominated position:

Eoin Dolan, a principal in Dublin, says more needs to be done to attract men into teaching roles:

He says it can be incredibly difficult to recruit male teachers, especially at junior level:

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