Gender discrimination faced by ‘nearly half of female teachers’

A new study has revealed the extent of gender discrimination in education.

Academics from the University of Nottingham questioned 356 leaders in education, including teachers, heads and governors, as part of a study of the impact of #WomenEd, a social media-based networking group for women in education.

Of these, 171 people (48 per cent) reported being the victims of discrimination.

Sex discrimination was the most common, reported by 22 per cent, followed by age discrimination, experienced by 18 per cent.

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination was reported by one in seven of all respondents (13 per cent).

More information about the study is available on TES website.

The #WomenEd survey was conducted by Dr Kay Fuller and Dr Jill Berry and funded by a University of Nottingham research development grant.

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