Would you teach students you didn't respect?

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Would you work with students with a high incident of beliefs/life styles you don't respect?

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  2. No.

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  3. Ultimately depends on the beliefs/lifestyles in question.

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  1. catnfiddle

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    I'm assuming in this case, the person in question was offered a contract and turned it down. I've only been in a position to do that once, and that was choosing to return to per diem subbing after an LTS position turned into a massive bait and switch. That's a story for another day.
     
  2. mckbearcat48

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    Wow, that had to be a tough decision to go back to day-to-day subbing.
     
  3. Special-t

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    Me too. I have had a few students I did not 'like' but felt compelled to give them the instruction to which they were entitled. I believe a teachers neutrality is the only hope for students who are struggling and/or misdirected.
     
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    Different situations. I am in a large district, and when I transferred recently, I had a lot of options. I was offered a job at a rich, all-white and Asian school, an all-black and Hispanic school, and a highly diverse school where no one ethnic group is more than 25% of the school population. I ended up choosing door number three, because it was the best fit for me professionally.
     
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  5. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    :yeahthat: Not only compelled, but contractually obligated and I believe morally bound. I'm glad the OP's relative declined the job in question as its doubtful that the students would not have been well served.
     
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  6. Backroads

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    I keep thinking back to a school I worked at for a practicum during college. Somehow, a teacher worked there and was famous/infamous for being against a majority culture of the area and as a result like-minded parents requested her for their kids.
     
  7. catnfiddle

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    Methinks the question is more about teaching within a community or culture not respected by the teacher. Very different than teaching individual students who, for one reason or another, are contemptuous.
     
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  8. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I believe that's the general understanding here. It's distasteful
     
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  9. catnfiddle

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    There were a couple of posts that mentioned individual student situations. They had been bothering me.
     
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  10. Peregrin5

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    What's distasteful? Not agreeing with a particular communities views, teaching in a communities whose views you disagree with, disagreeing with a particular students views, or actively working against a particular student for their views? I really only find the last one distasteful.
     
  11. czacza

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    Yup. The last one. The premise of this thread
     
  12. Peregrin5

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    I'm not sure the OP stated that the teacher would actively work against a particular student for their views. Only that they actively work against these specific religious views. Though I do think they should respect all students regardless of their beliefs.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  14. Rabbitt

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    Exactly my thought. This person does not belong in general education. Maybe in a private situation of similar beliefs only...MAYBE.
     
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