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Bad Market for Teachers in the US will Mean Nothing for Korea

May 27, 2010

Here’s an excerpt from Brian in Jeollanam-Do’s post: 

Whether teaching in Korea is "real teaching" is beyond the scope of this post, and has already been the subject of a bajillion message board threads and blog entries already. The point is if the companies put in charge of hiring native speaker English teachers are selling it as a place to travel and make money, Korean administrators ought to expect their hires to view the job as a means to travel and make money.

We would certainly want incoming teachers to have a sense of duty and professionalism—the quote-unquote professionalism of the EFL business in Korea is definitely up for debate—but the middle(wo)men aren’t trying to appeal to teachers’ professional development.

Click Here for the Full Story (Source: Brian in Jeollanam-Do)

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