This recruiting season, International Schools appear to be favoring young, less experienced teachers over not just aging educators (for whom it’s always been difficult to land a teaching position), but over experienced educators in general. WHY?
It’s now common knowledge COVID continues to take a financial toll on most all International Schools. Enrollment is down & remains uncertain. To survive, schools are cutting costs. This should explain why this recruiting season less experienced educators appear to have an advantage. It’s been said, “You can hire two newbies for the price of one seasoned educator.” Tough times & compromises go hand-in-hand.
Over the past 18 years ISR has visited the topic of discriminatory hiring practices in International Schools, from racism to ageism to sexual identity. This recruiting season, unlike any before, we’re learning seasoned educators, normally in demand, are sending out scores of resumes yet not receiving so much as a nibble. Where does this leave the rest of us?
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