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16828, you sound like me...
Posted by thebigfunk, Sun Mar-18-01 07:23 AM
>Future "English" teacher. I wanna teach
>at the upper high school
>level, but teaching at the
>college level is still a
>thought.
>
>I would rather concentrate on traching
>Literature, specifically Black literature, and
>history; and will probably spend
>most of my time and
>grey hairs dealing with correcting
>the improper teaching of history
>in schools.

Pretty much what I want to do... I'm not necessarily looking to focus on black literature, though, but knowing my personal literary canon it'll probably take up a large part.

>Is there anyone else who is
>at least considering teaching outside
>of the U.S.?

I haven't considered teaching outside of the U.S, except through programs like PeaceCorps etc. ; my question is, what kind of position does this put me in as a white person...? I've heard there are strong imperialistic connotations sometimes involved in the teaching part of peacecorps work... but so far it's just hearsay. I haven't fully investigated the prospect, yet, it would be after I get out of college.

I'm still considering moving out of the country altogether... :)

-thebigfunk
"And you may ask yourself... what is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself... where does that highway go?
And you may ask yourself... Am I right? Am I wrong?
And you may ask yourself... MY GOD! WHAT HAVE I DONE!?!" - "Once In A Lifetime" - Talking Heads

"Trouble in transit/got through the roadblock/we blended with the crowd
We got computer/we're tapping phone lines/I know that ain't allowed
We dress like students/we dress like housewives/or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle/so many times now/I don't know what I look like!
You make me shiver/I feel so tender/we make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted/I'll do some driving/you ought to get some sleep
Get you instructions/follow directions/then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow/Maybe the next day/Whatever you think is best
Burned all my notebooks/What good are notebooks?/They won't help me survive...
My chest is aching/Burns like a furnace/The burning keeps me alive..." - "Life During Wartime" - Talking Heads