Classrooms and Barrooms: An American in Poland

Classrooms and Barrooms: An American in Poland

by David J. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761843833

ISBN-13: 9780761843832

Pub. Date: 02/17/2009

Publisher: Hamilton Books

In Classrooms and Barrooms, David J. Jackson recounts his experiences during a semester-long Fulbright Fellowship in Poland where he taught classes at the university level and learned more about Poland and himself than he expected. From the trepidation associated with learning he was assigned to teach in a city considered by most to be an unpleasant wasteland to

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In Classrooms and Barrooms, David J. Jackson recounts his experiences during a semester-long Fulbright Fellowship in Poland where he taught classes at the university level and learned more about Poland and himself than he expected. From the trepidation associated with learning he was assigned to teach in a city considered by most to be an unpleasant wasteland to meeting American and Polish colleagues for the first time, Jackson's worries vanished as he quickly learned to accept the challenges Poland presented. Halfway through his time in Poland he stumbled into a bar populated with an ever-changing cast of eccentric locals who welcomed him into their world. Each visit led him to another revelation about Polish history and culture. Alternating among hilarious, somber, and uplifting, Jackson's experiences in the classrooms and barrooms of Poland aim both to inform and entertain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761843832
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Kresowa Chapter 2. Choosing Lódz, Heading for Wroclaw Chapter 3. Return to Kresowa Chapter 4. (Dis)Orientation Chapter 5. Friendly Fulbrighters Chapter 6. To Work in Lódz Chapter 7. Meanwhile, Back at Kresowa Chapter 8. Poland for the First Time Chapter 9. Names and Pictures Chapter 10. Polka, Polka, Polka Chapter 11. A Great Day of Teaching Chapter 12. Warsaw, London and Oxfordshire Chapter 13. Another Bar Chapter 14. A Day on Piotrkowska Street Chapter 15. Wigilia Chapter 16. My Grandfather's People Chapter 17. Comments Chapter 18. Fitting In Chapter 19. Christmas and Boxing Day Chapter 20. Poland, Slovenia and Austria Chapter 21. Fighting Poland Chapter 22. Three Good Classes Chapter 23. Zbyskuuuu… Chapter 24. Breaking Glass Chapter 25 Chapter 25. Firsts and Lasts

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