Reporting abuses while overseas;Helpline;Briefing;School Management

21st May 1999 at 01:00
I have been employed on contract as a teacher in a special school in Egypt and have witnessed pupils being ill-treated and staff being bullied. Can anything be done when teachers are frightened of losing their jobs if they complain?

Evil prospers when good people do nothing. I am afraid that situations like this will always persist if no one is prepared to blow the whistle on malpractice. Teachers who accept contracts in other countries run the risk of encountering such situations, and your experience underlines the advisability of taking jobs only through a reputable agency, to whom abuses can be reported.

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