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Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by dazedatmyage, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Well i've been offered a job in a school that has extremely mixed reviews! Can it really be as bad as everyone makes out or is it just a typical international school that most people aren't quite prepared for - oh go on, call me cynical!
  2. wrldtrvlr123

    wrldtrvlr123 Occasional commenter

    Well, it depends on the nature of the negative reviews. Things like contracts not being honored, pay being late/withheld, teachers fired with little or no warning, accommodations unacceptable are fairly straightforward and should be major red flags.
    Factors such as school resources and behavior could be a bit more in the eye of the beholder and you would just need to try and determine the facts (i.e. are there text books?, does the school actually have a working Internet?) and take them into account as you make your decision.
    Other complaints such as bullying/Top down admin., gossiping/backstabbing teachers and dis-satisfaction with the city/country and local population will be more subjective.
    In the end, you must take a leap of faith wherever you go, but do try and leap with your eyes open.

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