After 2000 words in my literature review, I am now onto the part where I write a position statement. It seems this is the narrative that will help transition me from theory to praxis.
The final assignment is on designing a career program.
Yesterday I heard from the boys’ college where I attended an interview to say that I was not successful in obtaining a teaching position there. The Deputy Principal of Teaching and Learning seemed genuinely sorry that he was not able to offer me the position. I had the feeling that the school has a need that I could help to fill, but am not sure of much more than that. It seems, on a quick review of websites about interviews and follow-ups, that I could keep them informed of my progress in my career development course and consider some kind of professional training for staff.
If not that school, which is a longish bus trip from home, then a closer school might be suitable. There are probably grants in the area which I could consider. Often private colleges use grants because they target specific populations not catered for in the State schools.
Today I have a bit more reading to check that I am on the right track before I draft my Position Statement. If I approach it like the kind of thing that is posted to a school website under the teacher’s photograph, I think that should be fine. However, I want it to be well-grounded in the theory and experience, not just conjecture.