(Hopefully, these teachers will not have sex on the beach, get drunk in public, and will wear appropiate clothing while employed in Dubai. Also, they should be aware that there are many human rights abuses that take place behind the gloss of the marble entries and lights. New Zealanders are used to a fair democracy, and perhaps this will give them an opportunity to teach students about women’s rights, human rights, free speech, and an opportunity to educate the youth to not hate the west. High hopes, but one can always wish…………..
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NZ teachers recruited to Middle East jobs
By JOHN HARTEVELT – The Press | Wednesday, 22 October 2008
A New Zealand company accused of enticing hundreds of Kiwi teachers and principals to the Middle East says its clients are bored with their jobs at home.
“We’re not sending people anywhere they’re choosing to go,” Multi Serve Education Trust chief executive John Langley said.
The latest Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) newsletter says the trust has been engaged in “teacher trafficking” overseas since 1996.
The practice had stepped up in the past four years since the company “struck up a deal with the state of Qatar”, the PPTA article said.
Langley objected to the “trafficking” claim and said 200 educators on its books would be working, mainly in Qatar and Abu Dhabi, by January.
“We have people in the middle of their career who, because of a lack of possible opportunities in New Zealand, want to take that up and get some excitement back in their lives,” he said.
There were principals for whom