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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart shows the percentage of male and female teachers in six different types of educational setting in the UK in 2010.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The Finished Report
The bar chart compares the proportion of male and female teachers in a range of educational institutions in the UK in 2010.
Overall, significant differences in employment patterns between men and women across the education sector are apparent.
Women predominated in schools for children up to the age 11. This was especially true in teaching institutions for very young children. About 95% of nursery school teachers, for instance, were female. There was a similar situation in primary schools, where over 90% of teachers were women.
There was more of a gender balance in teaching institutions which catered for older students and young adults. For example, college lecturers were equally divided between men and women.
Male lecturers were significantly in the majority in universities, where 70% of teaching staff were male; this was more than twice the number of female lecturers.
Overall, women were more likely to be found in educational settings were there were young children whereas male teachers predominated in the higher status teaching role of a university lecturer.