Dalian Maple Leaf International School
Liaoning, China

 
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Extra-curricular load is reasonable at Dalian Maple Leaf International School  
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Comments: Maple Leaf International School is a new Canadian-Chinese joint venture. The majority of students (approx. 1200) are from Mainland China; internationally, there are approximately 50 Korean students. Students begin with little or no English and are mainstreamed in grade 10. DMLIS follows the British Columbia (Canada) curriculum. All teachers (except ESL) are B.C. certified....

Although a good place to get experience, there is a high turnover rate for a number of reasons. First, there is a tangible divide between Chinese and Canadian Staff. Chinese staff are treated with little respect from the students. Sadly, they are held responsible for all student actions/misbehavior (i.e. broken desk, "teenage love," tardiness during the flag-raising ceremony, etc.) which results in a deduction from Chinese teachers' wages (significantly less than a Canadian's), and sometimes even dismissal....

During the SARS outbreak last March, Chinese teachers were praised if....


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