Male students studying teaching in Guangxi are being recruited and trained to teach young boys masculine traits.
Apparently, parents and education experts in the region believe that having a majority female teaching staff is not good for their Little Emperors’ personal development. The Global Times reports:
Zhou Hao, member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Guangxi, feels that young students will lack masculine traits due to the lack of male influence around them.
“Preschool children go through an imitation stage, and outside influence is very important, so there is a need for a masculine side to education to help them cultivate a well-rounded character, ” Zhou said.
With a Shanghai school already initiating all-boys classes, this seems to be yet another program designed to tackle a ‘masculinity crisis’ apparently endemic in China’s education system.
Despite boys under the age of 20 outnumbering their female counterparts by 32 million, in China apparently boys have to be taught to be boys.