They are selling standards and values.  Parents are striving for a better future for their children.  It makes for an easier transition to post secondary education both in curriculum readiness in Toronto, Halifax, Calgary, Vancouver, London, New York, Sydney or Auckland. 

Looking for a better future starts now -- in the classroom. The realization of human value is dependent on being white would have me running to the door, however, stating ‘European descent’as communicated by a school in Kuwait is poor business as it is poor education.  

We are in the 21 century!  There are no excuses. 

Business standards, education standards have to apply wherever they are being retained or promoted.   Professional code of conducts and ethical standards apply too. 

This is great news!  Schools can be reported for poor management and discriminatory hiring practices.   Parents’ have the tools to make change happen in the classrooms.  Determine the program accreditation and research its standards.  An easy Google search will provide the information.

Even professional ethics and code of conduct with the education profession -- their educators and administrators who have members in their home country must abide by membership policies or they will have their membership revoked –Ontario https://www.oct.ca/public/complaints-and-discipline/misconduct-regulation; British Columbia: https://bctf.ca/ProfessionalResponsibility.aspx?id=4292; Nova Scotia: https://www.nstu.ca/the-nstu/about-us/about-nstu/code-of-ethics/   The code of conduct for British educators is http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/8257/3/conduct_code_practice_for_teachers.pdf
South African code of ethics and conduct for their educators are: https://www.sace.org.za/assets/documents/uploads/sace_24644-2017-02-08-Code%20of%20ethics%20Brochure%20FINAL%20PRINT%205%20SEPT.pdf  The American education profession has codes of conduct and ethics for their educators too. 


Parents can formalize complaints.


When we travel we wish to be welcomed and not judged. We do not wish our children to enter a world playground and have no one to laugh or play with.  We do not wish to be denied entry into a restaurant because of the colour of our skin.

People are the most important asset to business.  Education is commodity demanded in the global market.  These education programs are demanded because of these standards.  There should be a fair and equitable workplace and classroom under the banner of international accreditation.  Consider:


  • Establish a parent council to strength the communication and engagement with the school.  
  • Ask to be a part of the hiring process of the school’s administration.  
  • Review current hiring practices and if there are no practices seek help, and develop these practices with a target to be in place by 2018/2019 school year.
  • Examine the current teaching team and make an evaluation of the ethnic diversity. Ask the administration and the owners for a response to the teacher presentation.  
  • Seek parental and student presentation on the School Board of Directors for to foster positive working relationships, stronger communications, and greater accountability.  The school is to have policies and procedures in place for accountability and transparency as outlined in their education program accreditation.   


This indirect approach to be a part of positive change and value children – all with a smile to encourage positive management and employment practices.   It is about respect for people.  It is about respect for our children.   We need to be the leaders aspired by our teachers, and undertake small acts to make a difference – to make our world a better place. 

 

Children Matter. People Matter. 

Tulip Canada is all about people.  It is to foster working relationships within the education community, coach candidates, and to support and if necessary refine management practices.   It is far better to build consensus for change than to shout it out. 

Sometimes, shouting it out has to happen in order to encourage change -- and may be demand it. Today is one of those days.   The scope of discrimination in our world is disheartening as it is frightening.  The lack of opportunity to explore the world, learn of its people can inhibit opportunities within the unknown.  It is time for the world to do better.

By having international schools, particularly schools promoting and selling accredited programs be it – Canadian, British, American, Australian or New Zealand they must meet professional ethics, code of conduct, and program standards.   They are role models for our children as are any school, and yet those with accreditation are recognized and respected around the globe.


Teach. Learn. Explore. 

Tulip Canada