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Today on NPR’s show Day to Day they ran a story about teaching in South Korea.  And it sounds like a good opportunity for those who want to go overseas to teach English.  All you need is a college degree (in any subject) and teaching experience is not a prerequisite.  It sounds like a good deal –oh, yeah.  You have to be white.

Because the stereotypical image of an American is blonde and blue eyed, schools are rejecting applicants who can’t give them something close to that visage.  Because the perception of African Americans speaking nothing but ebonics many schools pass over their application.

But then they also reject Asian faces to teach English there.  They obviously want the English voice to come from a foreign face.

So check out the article.  Link here.


Written by rentec

9 July, 2007 at 9:48 pm

Posted in education, race

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