Did you not inquire about their philosophy of education? Their learner outcomes?
There are quite a few very good international schools in Phnom penh for people who see teaching as a career. Ispp, northbridge, giving tree, cia, liger academy. Shit teachers end up in shit jobs.
You went to a shit one because you failed to research. Serves you right. Sounds like you took the job for money, you sound no better than the meth head tefler.
Enjoy your fascist state.
Oh dear! Not just about schools and education anymore..BrazilBoy wrote: ↑Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:53 pmMaybe a great place to visit but the worst place to live. It’s a horrible country really; just the way rich can kill and maime the poor with impunity is enough to put Cambodia on the black list of places to live. It’s lawless to the extreme and corrupt. The complacent locals are half the problem.RobinHood wrote: ↑Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:44 pm Yeah, fair enough. I just think the country isn't as bad as you said. For me, it just worked. I loved the attitude of the locals, and the daily rhythm of everyday life.
My last job before returning to U.K was working at Camed. The English standards there were pretty decent; the students were very well behaved, the facilities were top notch.
You don’t see rich Chinese killing poor Chinese with impunity because the Chinese wouldn’t have it.
UN list of Least Developed Countries
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
https://unctad.org/en/pages/aldc/Least Developed Countries/UN-list-of-Least-Developed-Countries.aspx
If a country you're considering is on this list, you might want to reconsider.
Cambodia, Laos and Myanburmar are the big qualifiers in the region.
Congrats BB, you seem to have hooked a fair amount.
How many years teaching in China, out of interest?
How many schools?
Compared to your 2 months teaching in Cambodia
BB wrote: Chinese parents care more about their kids education and are more proactive in getting their kids that education than Cambodian parents. As a matter of fact, Chinese are more proactive than American parents when it comes to their kids education.
Yes, China sets a very high bar when it comes to education and there is no propaganda about that fact.
me wrote: Is that All of China? Or just the fortunate, or privileged portion in the best position?
My brief experience of China was that there is a very great difference between those privileged ‘haves’ and the less visible ‘have nots’.
Neither. Purely based on observation of a limited cross section of airline employees, employed at a particular, quite large, company.Are you kidding or just playing devils advocate?
Are you making the assumption then that it’s also the go-to site that Cambodian school administrators would refer to? I suspect that these same people that you criticise also wouldn’t give a damn what a foreign website membership thinks. You’re reply makes it clear that you’re looking at the issues almost entirely as an outside observer, commenting on the situation, rather than as someone on the inside, trying to effect change.BB wrote: Also, ISR is not a random site. It’s the go to site for International School Teachers looking for information on International schools.
Somewhat akin to missionaries of old casting judgement and then wading in to save the natives from themselves without first trying to truly understand what they’re dealing with.
One thing that does seriously concern me is your rather damning assessment of student aptitude after only two months. I feel a certain relief, in the same way as hearing of yet another addled short time teacher recently departed; relief that someone with such a lack of respect for their students is no longer in a position to work with them.
It’s a fine line- which is worse- an incompetent addict unable to give help, or someone who simply views their charges as beyond help?
So Their sacrifice is never forgotten