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Q: How will China fill vacant teaching positions?

Because people are resticted from coming into China, how are schools and teaching centers supposed to fill vacant positions for the 2020-21 school year. Thankfully, our school has kept all of our teachers. Many schools are struggling to get teachers to sign contracts that are still in China. Sadly, there is a huge shortage of those teachers. Looking on this site's job board, I am surprised at the low pay these schools are offering. What are your thoughts?

5 weeks 1 day ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
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My current school kept all of (both) it's teachers. I did make inquiries at several other schools jut to see what would happen. I received zero responses. I'm guessing that a lot os schools will be SOL come fall.

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My current school kept all of (both) it's teachers. I did make inquiries at several other schools jut to see what would happen. I received zero responses. I'm guessing that a lot os schools will be SOL come fall.

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the benefits of working in China are now far out-weighed by the restictions and challenges of working there.
The poor working conditions, previously tolerated by FT's, are not helped by the low pay.

But it is the vastly increased restrictions, scrutiny and tracking that working in China means is less acceptable.

Who wants their EVERY move tracked?
 

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From what I've heard from a few friends, schools are head hunting the teachers still in the country and offering them more money to jump ship and work for them.

 

It will be interesting to see what happens over the next year. Recruiting was difficult before the virus,even if the borders were opened tomorrow it would be a nightmare trying to find decent teachers and as Sorrel said above, conditions there don't look to be improving. 

 

 

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An arrangement has been made between the Philippine and Chinese government for this specific job.

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how can China fill vacant teaching positions?

 

just be a less sh** place to work.

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Maybe recruit teachers who left the position in the workplaces (close down). 

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They don't need to as many schools won't be opening any time soon.  Teachers have decreased but so have available jobs and the government is cutting funding for public jobs.  My guess is that locals will pick up the slack and that many of these places will retain online foerign staff at reduced rates until the situation clears up.

 

There is also an increasing amount of Filipino teachers coming into the country.  Pay is going to go down if anything due to the recession.  Even if there is a demand for English teachers it doesn't matter if there is no money to pay them with.  A lot of teachers lost their jobs.

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