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ISC/SABIS Schools - any views?

 
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watertraveller



Joined: 24 Jun 2003
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Location: Cape Town

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:10 pm    Post subject: ISC/SABIS Schools - any views? Reply with quote

I am considering going to the UAE to teach and am meeting a recruiter from the ISC school in Abu Dhabi in a couple of days. Does anybody have any comment to offer on either (i) their educational system or (ii) what they are like to work for?
I would appreciate any information about this. I teach in Cape Town and need to build as clear a picture as possible.

Thanks
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hmbaba



Joined: 06 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:21 pm    Post subject: ISC/SABIS Schools - any views Reply with quote

ICS - is that international schools of chouefait?
I think it's a Lebanese outfit with schools emirates-wide and maybe a couple overseas -
It has its own system, but also does GCSEs/A Levels, but sees its own exams as superior to these. Kids are locked into a system whereby they have exams every week in a special exams room. You might not like the methodology/philosophy of education.
They have lots of facilities and lots of activities - some kids enjoy the regime - some don't.
In Al Ain most kids are second language speakers.
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watertraveller



Joined: 24 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:48 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks hmbaba

some of the posts in the job information journal on this site are quite negative so it's good to hear a more neutral view.
You're right that the ISC schools started in Lebanon, thus the "Chouiefat" in their title. This much I gleaned from the info package they e-mailed me.

Thyanks again
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Watertraveller

Glad to see you took my advice. When I read your message on TT, I seemed to remember that there had been some negative postings over here. It may depend on which branch you get assigned to - different managements - some good and some bad I expect.

Based on what hmbaba says, many teachers may not like the system.

Good luck getting more info. Unfortunately many teachers are already travelling for the summer.

VS
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