I also felt that running a survey like this would garner useful data that people could use to draw insights about the state of this community.
Those insights can in turn lead to people creating sustainable solutions that make life better for the people in the NEST community.
It took a lot of time to write the survey and even longer to collate the results.
” – this is a question I was asked by someone who took my recent survey. I had over 50 questions in the survey and I had it posted to four places: After a week I closed the survey and I got far more responses than I expected.
The survey was for the NEST (Native English-Speaking Teachers) community in Korea.
Even still I wish I had taken more time to design it better.
If you’re one of the people who took part then I’d like to say a big “Thank You! I found the open comment responses to be the most fascinating.
As I went through the responses it became clear to me that there are a lot of people who have thought long and hard about their lives in Korea and the role they play in its society.
There’s a clear and visible passion out there to change things for the better and I found that very heartening.
The purpose of the survey was to test several assumptions I held about the NEST community in Korea.
I also used to be a NEST in Korea myself between 20.
I taught in a public middle school in Bundang and I was the first foreign teacher they’d had at that school and I was the only one there during my time.
I found my work very stressful and difficult due to a lack of experience on my part, a lack of resources and understanding on the school’s part and a lack of empathy on my co-teacher’s part to name just a few factors.