Currently less than 24% of Surrey teachers identify as men, and that number has been steadily decreasing throughout the BCTF.  The Status of Men in the Teaching Profession committee would like to hear from Surrey teachers, (regardless of gender identity) about this issue. Please consider answering this very short, anonymous survey to provide the committee with some of your thoughts on the matter.

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* 1. Workers in public agencies and institutions should reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

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* 2. Workers in public schools in BC reflects the gender diversity of Canadian society.

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* 3. Young workers experience challenges when starting a new job or career. However, they are likely to experience additional challenges when entering a workplace traditionally and predominantly staffed by workers of a differing gender than that of the young worker.

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* 4. A greater proportion of those identifying as males working in roles traditionally filled by those identifying as females would increase the acceptance of those identifying as women working in roles traditionally filled by those identifying as men.

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* 5. Having more role models of all gender identtfies in jobs historically staffed by predominantly by one gender would encourage young people to explore a broader range of vocational and lifestyle choices.

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* 6. I do (or would) feel comfortable being the only representative of my gender on a school staff.

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* 7. What are your thoughts on the under-representation of those identifying as males in teaching or the decline of those identifying as men entering teaching?

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* 8. I identify as

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* 9. My years of teaching experience are

Thank you for taking to time to help the committee in understanding the decline of males in teaching.
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