Western countries are littered with young ALT's that came here with the outdated belief that kids in Japan are somehow different and more well behaved than in other countries and were, as a result, traumatized and disrespected to the point that they asked out after their 1st year of a 2 year stay because they couldn't take it anymore or they wanted to start killing kids.
The education system is very patient and the rivalry between the P.T.A's and Teacher Assoc has turned the adult level communication toxic and they supply teachers with handbooks on how to deal with "Monster Parents" More "Monster Parents"
Public School teachers in my area frequently "take leave" because of the stresses of many things but usually the last straw is some ridiculous parent not accepting that their Angel is no Angel...or Prince.
At the J.H. years which they are not kids and clearly not adults it's like the rest of the world and when it comes to mental and physical bullying it is often worse because the system to punish bad kids is very vague and victims feel trapped and in some cases that I know of....they just stopped going to school completely. The teachers know why but are powerless..literally, to do anything except send assignments to the kids home.
|I'd love to TKO a few kids|
If you plan on coming to or have just arrived in Japan...be prepared. The classroom can often be a zoo and the zoo keeper has no whip and the animals are not in cages. I come from America and we have metal detectors at Schools but if I ...which I did...interrupted a class I was out instantly..then a 1 day suspension followed by a 3 day followed by a week and finally full expulsion and it happened to me 2 times.
At least my teachers had a way of getting me outta the way fast. I really feel sorry for Japanese teachers in this country.
I was a bad kid and now I gotta (not in my School) but in general, put up with gross disrespect and there is not a fucking thing I can do unless I wanna lose everything. My student pointed out that my stresses might be some kinda karma?