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Will ADEC be taking over the Foundation Programmes?

 
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Neutrino Girl



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:01 am    Post subject: Will ADEC be taking over the Foundation Programmes? Reply with quote

Interesting...

http://jobs.theguardian.com/job/4829547/200-teacher-of-english-for-abu-dhabi-education-council-adec-/
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Pikgitina



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One wonder "where" it will be taught? They don't have a "campus."

I note no accommodation is offered...

ugh...

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Neutrino Girl



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will probably do it at the high schools. A grade 13 perhaps?

No housing, but club membership! Razz
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Sir Better



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nor any education allowance . . .
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robinbanks



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't let's be to high n' mighty about this.South African and Irish teachers would give a nut-or even two- for a job like this.it's the logical conclusion to
the current state of things and the lotus eaters will have to deal with it.
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Neutrino Girl



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that a lot of teachers, especially young ones and those without kids, will jump at this. Robinbanks, you're right....it is the logical next step. Things have been headed in this direction for a while now.

It will be interesting to see how they will do it, but as they are determined to close the foundation programmes at universities, it seems as though this will be the answer for them (and most likely a far cheaper option as well).
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oilers



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

like most things in this part of the world, a sweeping announcement of policy change will eventually be mired down with ineptitude and bureaucratic mismanagement with in this case the unis eventually having to reinstate some newfangled version of 'foundation' when their intake still cannot handle academic english that adec will clearly not be able to teach since they still cannot get a grip on their own public ed system despite hiring thousands of native speakers every year...

just my 2 fils prediction...
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D. Merit



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly wouldn't bet against it.

These PGCE qualified teachers arrive, though nowhere near in sufficient number, and realise that 4,000 pounds a month to cover everything actually isn't as much as it had seemed back in their shared flat in Basingstoke.

And then the whole rinse and repeat cycle begins again.

The portakabins get a cursory dusting before filling up with those at the lower end of the CEPA scale.

Large scale and last minute recruitment ensues at places like HCT etc. People with a few months of skype teaching arrive to fill positions previously held by those with decades of in-country experience.

The high ups are praised for their far sighted vision.

The only real question is how long the cycle takes...
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