dimairt wrote:My daughter is due to graduate from Strathclyde in a few months, her subject is Business Administration. She would like to move into teaching and would have applied to Glasgow but for the fact that they "give priority" to "those who intend to teach in Catholic schools."
"The design of the programme necessarily reflects the denominational sector requirements and prospective applicants should consider this before applying. The School welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. In the selection procedures for interview, priority is given to those who indicated, in their personal statement, their intention to teach in Catholic schools and to seek the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education."
She can apply -she just won't get in; Catholics though can apply to Aberdeen, the only other School to offer this course, as well as Glasgow.
Imagine - if youse will - the application process saying no Catholics or Muslims or Jews. Or how does only Jews, or only Muslims or only Protestants need apply sound? How would we respond?
Positive discrimination was a good thing when there was discrimination against Catholics. That doesn't happen now, why then do we need this?
PS She has been offered a place at Aberdeen.
I'm very surprised at this.
My daughter has just completed four years at Glasgow doing a teaching course in religion and philosophy and completed four school placements. She cannot teach in a catholic school unless she completes the Catholic Teacher's Cert -which is fair enough as catholicism wasn't a predominant part of her course. Her friend who is catholic did the full course and can teach religion in any type of school.
Have they changed the selection process in four years? I must ask her.