Too often when I see the word, "teacher" in a headline these days, it quickly is followed by the words, "sex scandal. Sex crimes are sex crimes, and they're to quote Law and Order: SVU particularly heinous against children. Teachers who sexually assault students generally get fired, sued, arrested, or some combination of the three.
Physical contact is not a required element of such relationships. A Covered Relationship may exist on the basis of a single interaction. The University of Michigan strives to create and maintain a community that enables each person to reach their full potential.
Never afraid of skating on the line, Bongani gets to the bottom of some real issues that we face in our lives. Listen as he opens up the lines on a very controversial topic - students and teachers dating. Simon and I received an email a few weeks ago and we were quite apprehensive about airing this topic.
We look at the various ways students address their teacher in 20 different countries around the globe and how this reflects the social hierarchy and culture there. This differs by age, and variations naturally exist between pre-school, primaryhigh school and university level. But what we did find is that countries continuously fall into several specific categories over and over again. Times are changing in the world of education and many students are now on a first-name basis with their teacher.
Jump to navigation. Jon Chan, 15, Pui Kiu College. The major cause of this debate has been and will be the values and principles of our society.
Even with all the risks associated with dating a lecturer, students all over the world still find themselves doing it. She offers money as another explanation. In Uganda, relationships between lecturers and students are fairly common.
A controversy burst open recently in a dance school in Winnipeg because of an allegedly consensual relationship between a year-old teacher and an year-old dance student. This is not a rare case and newspapers and television have reported other cases of relationship between teachers and students that have raised many eyebrows. This is one kind of relationship that our society frowns upon much the same way it condemns child abuse or paedophilia.
The teachers got more than what they had bargained for when pupils lambasted them for making them their mistresses instead of teaching them. A pupil from Shayaza High School in Bohlabela district called on the education department to take action against teachers who slept with pupils. What is the department doing about who sleep with learners? Winnie Ginindza of Mbuyane Secondary High questioned what the department was doing about issues of teenage pregnancy in schools.
Who are we to shun teachers for having relationships with students. Obviously is the age difference isn't that big then it should be allowed like a senior in h. S should be able to pursue a sexual relationship with the 25 yr old teacher.