I took a summer class on World Literature through a community college to help finish my degree. While I thought this would be a wonderful course, seeing as I love world literature, I was greatly mistaken. For an assignment, we were required to come up with a character that lived in Vietnam in 1965 and develop that character over a period of time. The character was to be used as a way to gain insight on Vietnamese culture. When I attempted to make my character an outsider gaining insight on a foreign culture, my professor informed me that it is impossible to gain insight on a culture if you are a foreigner. You can only accurately observe a culture if you are a native of that culture.
Now tell me, if this is a professor, what does that say about those who are instructing the future teachers of this nation? What kind of education is the country actually providing when they support notions like this?