Article in Response to Controversy
My first teaching experience, in the winter of 1994, was at a public university in Beijing, China.
Hired to teach third-year English majors in an American Literature course, I was 22 and had just graduated from college myself. In the weeks leading up to the class, I grew a beard to try to create the illusion of a greater distance between my age and theirs. I learned later it didn't work.
"Ways of Seeing (and of Being Seen): Visibility in Schools,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 3
, Article 18.
Available at: http://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol3/iss1/18