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Gender of preschool teacher

Postby chuamelody » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:10 pm

dear all kps, wondering if the gender of the preschool teacher makes a difference to your choice in choosing that particular preschool? i have this dilemma in which the preschool near my place while well recommended by my neighbors i am still not really comfortable with sending my DD to a preschool headed by a male.

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Re: gender of preschool teacher

Postby buds » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:22 pm

chuamelody wrote:dear all kps, wondering if the gender of the preschool teacher makes a difference to your choice in choosing that particular preschool? i have this dilemma in which the preschool near my place while well recommended by my neighbors i am still not really comfortable with sending my DD to a preschool headed by a male.


Firstly, chuamelody... it should read... dear all KSP, lest it becomes
kiapsu instead of kiasu parents... hehehee...

Secondly, appreciate if you cud report to newbies asap.
Everyone's eager to welcome you and get to know you
better!

Lastly, heading a preschool and teaching the classes are
2 very different things...

Can you elaborate?

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Postby Guest » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:00 pm

For preschool where caregiving is still required and helping in toilet usage is inevitable, female teachers would be more suitable and I would certainly prefer.

I know of student centres run by couples and the hubby usually takes the role of the school bus driver and the running of the preschool centre is left to the wife. i believe it is quite inconvenient for male to operate in a preschool environment or lower primary as the needs of young children can be nitty-gritty and there are too many things to consider before a male teacher or male head can act...makes the role tough.
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Re: gender of preschool teacher

Postby chuamelody » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:37 am

buds wrote:Firstly, chuamelody... it should read... dear all KSP, lest it becomes
kiapsu instead of kiasu parents... hehehee...

Secondly, appreciate if you cud report to newbies asap.
Everyone's eager to welcome you and get to know you
better!

Lastly, heading a preschool and teaching the classes are
2 very different things...

Can you elaborate?


apologies, well i dont know if he is the head, but i do know that he is or will be one of the teaching staff, which means that he will have contact with the children. would like to know the opinion of other parents here. will not have chosen the preschool option but due to some recent family issue am considering it seriously.

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Postby luvmum » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:20 am

I think it will be good if you can clarified with the male teacher if he will be informed in areas like toileting, bathing. If he is purely on the teaching side then I think it is still acceptable...otherwise I'm totally uncomfortable abt it. :idea:

But thus far, all the preschool teachers I met, except for those enrichment school are all females leh. Didn't see any male teacher.

Last time when my girl is on fullday childcare, the centre mgr is the only male there but he is only in charge of the school well being, nothing on the children...so to me is still fine. :love:

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Postby Han Seo » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:40 am

Just curious, why do most of you think a male preschool teacher has more 'temptations' than a female preschool teacher? It sounds like male preschool teachers are paedophiles. And what about the recent case of a female primary school teacher seducing her male P6 student?

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Gender of Preschool Teacher

Postby buds » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:12 am

chuamelody wrote:dear all kps, wondering if the gender of the preschool teacher makes a difference to your choice in choosing that particular preschool? i have this dilemma in which the preschool near my place while well recommended by my neighbors i am still not really comfortable with sending my DD to a preschool headed by a male.


Dearest chuamelody,

Hope you are doing well..
My apologies for this rather late reply to your query.
But aniwaes, still hope it isn't too late.

I've had the privilege working under male bosses in
this line of work. I have no issues so far. I've only
had one bad molestation experience but that was
long forgotten now and it was overseas aniwaes..
I take it as a lesson learnt. A GOOD ONE! Hahaa! :wink:

To not make it too lengthy, i'll just put them in point forms.

PROS OF HAVING A MALE COLLEAGUE IN PRESCHOOL
1.Men in this line work without the b****ing. :wink: Which i really like!
2.Contrary to the belief that the ladies know better abt child raising and
teaching our young children... all the bosses i have worked with have
tremendous knowledge of the world and i was blessed to have learnt
from the best! :wink:
3.Male colleagues who hafta teach/run classes usually have female
assistants running the toileting chores and stuff. They do help out well
with the boys though, which i find a blessing. Sometimes a female pantry
lady/auntie is put in place to help him in the absence of a female assistant.
4.Male teachers do not do office politics. Period.
5.Diplomatic attitude towards colleagues.
6.Humility in accepting their shortcomings willing to listen.
7.Gives the male... father figure... or uncle figure to the children, which
the children thoroughly enjoy.
8.More uninhibited during play time outdoors especially... with the rumble
and tumble and gym play in comparison to some of the just-watching
female staff...
*Er... i rumble and tumble too, but i'm the tomboy teacher... so different
a bit. :roll:
9.Helps with carrying the heavy furniture around 4 spring cleaning. :wink:
10.Follow deadline kinda guys... no nonsense.

NOW... FOR THE CONS...
1.Will always attract glare from conservative female colleagues and
parents.
2.The no nonsense attitude is sometimes rigid in a female dominated
industry.
3.Some male teachers can be harsh/rough but then again, i've seen a
fair share of female teachers who fit that description too. So i aint biased.
4.A few spoil market ones are real chee-ko's... (READ > few...)
5.The male attraction can be a distraction to the female colleagues at
times, especially if the male teacher looks like Louis Khoo. I know I'm
one to be distracted! Wuahahahaa! :evil:

This is just MY personal experience,
and not a sweeping generalization
for all male pre-school teachers..
Hope this helps.

*If your neighbours children are highly recommending it...
the guy must have done something right by them! Cheerios!
:celebrate:
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Postby Han Seo » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:52 pm

I don't think male teachers do not do politics. I can cite many examples! Ha ha. This is really overgeneralization. I think this is not a gender issue but it all boils down to individuals - male or female.

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Postby buds » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:00 pm

Han Seo wrote:I don't think male teachers do not do politics. I can cite many examples! Ha ha. This is really overgeneralization. I think this is not a gender issue but it all boils down to individuals - male or female.


Not that i've encountered in my time in this industry lah at least.
We are talking pre-school here in this thread, right?
Are you a male pre-school teacher? If you are, then
speak your mind lah. Get the view from the horse's
mouth even better, right..

But i'm sure guys are as capable of stabbing in the
back as well! :evil: And gossip like a girl? :| Wuahahahaa!
Ya! The climb up a corporate ladder can be vicious, aye.. :wink:

Its a matter of principles and preference really, male or female.
Well, it's in the eyes of the beholder.

:celebrate:

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Male ChildCare teacher/ SCC teacher

Postby MayKwan » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:09 pm

just curious... are you comfortable with leaving your daughter/son under the care of a male CC/SCC teacher? My colleague's son went to a student care before and came home with words like jia sai, lame, sux...he said the male teacher said that alot..maybe to guys these words are casual stuff?

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