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Unregistered A 29-10-2014 11:17 AM

waiting for 2nd interview as ITE lecturer
 
hi,

anyone else waiting for 2nd interview as ITE lecturer?

or any who has been offered a job as ITE lecturer to share any views?

thanks :)

Unregistered 05-11-2014 05:43 PM

Ya, I also heard about the high turnover. Pity those who have to leave due to health reasons and stress. Maybe that's why this year NIE produce record number of teachers to replace the lost ones. Will they last or history repeat itself ? The problem is nowadays, parents hold the school and teachers responsible their kids' everything but they themselves breed monster kids and spoil them at home. No wonder teachers are the least respected occupation.


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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 57964)
It honestly depends on the person. Firstly, you have to remove this idea that teaching is somehow a 'career'. It is not. Teaching is a passion. There is no reward, you do this because you WANT to, there should be no other reason. Those who burn out usually have different expectations, they want to teach because they want some material reward, it doesnt work like that. Teaching is the reward in itself. If you dont find that appealing, then dont try at all. If you want to be rewarded, dont join MOE, there are many private tuition centers that pay good money.

Secondly, teaching is difficult. You may get dumped into a lousy school where you may have to deal with divorced parents, children from poor homes, most of the time, you will be doing some sort of damage control instead of teaching. If this is not what you want, you can try aiming for JC level teaching. However, from what I know, only those with good academic credentials, ie FCH or second upper, are allowed to teach in JC. Not only that, your degree has to be related. If not, you will start from secondary school and work your way up.

At the end of the day, try not to break your bond. If you really cannot tahan, get some pills. Work your way until you finish your bond. I've met alot of teachers that break their bond. Its a bloody stupid move. But in such high stress situations, not many people can think straight.


Unregistered 05-11-2014 06:11 PM

Thought MOE had announced they cutting down on recruitment quite substantially saying that they have the required number of teachers. From now on, I think they only taking in those on their scholarships.

So, unless the NIE grads are all sponsored by MOE, not sure all grads will be absorbed into the teaching service.

This is contrary to your observation below.

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 58501)
Ya, I also heard about the high turnover. Pity those who have to leave due to health reasons and stress. Maybe that's why this year NIE produce record number of teachers to replace the lost ones. Will they last or history repeat itself ? The problem is nowadays, parents hold the school and teachers responsible their kids' everything but they themselves breed monster kids and spoil them at home. No wonder teachers are the least respected occupation.


Unregistered 05-11-2014 06:15 PM

Many applied to be teachers but few are chosen


Just to "steal" some excerpts from the newspaper report

By Leow Si Wan
The Straits Times
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010

AS OF last month, about 1,900 teachers have been recruited by the Ministry of Education (MOE) during this recruitment year.

Considering that it set out to hire 2,300 this recruitment year, having hired 1,900 means it has hit 82 per cent of its target, said its spokesman.

The 1,900 were picked from among the more than 15,000 who applied to become teachers.

- See more at: ://education.asiaone.com/content/moe-hits-82-recruitment-target#sthash.KsWvUMii.dpuf

Unregistered 05-11-2014 06:18 PM

My bad. Copied the wrong (outdated) report.

Should be this one:

SINGAPORE - It has just become harder for graduates and mid-career professionals to land jobs as teachers in schools, even if they have done a stint of relief teaching.

The Education Ministry has begun to scale down hiring, after an aggressive eight-year recruitment drive since 2004 helped it build a 33,000-strong teaching force.

At its peak, in 2009, it recruited 3,000 teachers. In the years following, the number was between 2,000 and 3,000 a year.

But last year, the figure fell to 1,400. And this year, the ministry said it has taken on just 1,100 teachers so far.

Most of those it hires now are graduates who go on to take up the postgraduate diploma in education, as they are more sure of their career choices after university.

- See more at: ://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/ministry-scales-down-recruitment-teachers#sthash.qlZypt1T.dpuf

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 58504)
Many applied to be teachers but few are chosen


Just to "steal" some excerpts from the newspaper report

By Leow Si Wan
The Straits Times
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010

AS OF last month, about 1,900 teachers have been recruited by the Ministry of Education (MOE) during this recruitment year.

Considering that it set out to hire 2,300 this recruitment year, having hired 1,900 means it has hit 82 per cent of its target, said its spokesman.

The 1,900 were picked from among the more than 15,000 who applied to become teachers.

- See more at: ://education.asiaone.com/content/moe-hits-82-recruitment-target#sthash.KsWvUMii.dpuf


Unregistered 05-11-2014 06:19 PM

I am going for an interview tomorrow for the position of lecturer in ITE.

Anyone knows how much I can expect for lecturer pay? My current salary is 5.8k, will stating 20% increase as salary expectation be too high?

Unregistered 07-11-2014 12:20 AM

El ept
 
Anyone going for EL EPT this month ?

Unregistered 10-11-2014 10:06 PM

Anyone have received any reply from moe or have gone for any interview for the recent oct 14 intake?

Unregistered 10-11-2014 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 58644)
Anyone have received any reply from moe or have gone for any interview for the recent oct 14 intake?

I applied on the closing deadline of the last application window. But no news so far. This is actually not the first time I am applying. I remember the last time they got back quite fast to arrange the interview.

Maybe they have really slowed down the recruitment and are just taking their time.

Unregistered 11-11-2014 06:05 PM

Interesting article.

://.stcommunities.sg/education/secondary/news/singapore-teachers-criticise-international-survey-say-they-work-longer-48


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