By Katerina Bodovski
Born in Soviet Moscow, Katerina Bodovski was once twelve years previous while Mikhail Gorbachev got here to energy, coming of age because the «perestroika» and «glasnost» flow won complete velocity. She might later arrive in Israel throughout the top of the peace procedure within which time best Minister Rabin was once assassinated. Her ultimate stream to the US, months after the disappointed of Sep 11, may additionally without delay and not directly form the best way her own trip unfolded.
the original characteristic of this paintings lies within the blend of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. via personalizing bills of immigration, schooling, and family members changes, this publication discusses the author’s firsthand studies in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the U.S.. The ebook speaks to students of schooling by means of offering examples and styles in academic structures of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the USA. past academia, the e-book will resonate with immigrants who've skilled transitions among lands and languages. additionally, Dr. Bodovski makes use of her lady point of view to light up varied features of relatives lifestyles, immigration approaches, and, eventually, her reviews in usa academia as a doctoral pupil and a professor.
Across 3 Continents: Reflections on Immigration, schooling, and private Survival can be of particular curiosity to ladies, specially younger ladies, who're attempting to work out the interaction among their family members lifestyles and what's attainable for them to aspire for and to accomplish. this article is perfect for classes excited by comparative schooling, women’s reports, Jewish reports, sociology of schooling, early life, and immigration
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It was so tragic and unfair; I needed to protect this little boy; I would never let him go. Ten years later I gave birth to my son and named him, well, David. I honestly did not think about the book. The name came naturally since my husband and I had met in Jerusalem, the City of David. My husband was working at David’s Tower (the museum of the history of Jerusalem) when we started dating and all in all many things in the Israeli capital were connected one way or another to the deeds of the famous king.
That is all she said, but of course I thought about it and made peace with the girl. All in all, my math teacher’s lessons went far beyond math. Albina Nikolaevna also used to say that only people who attempt nothing do not make mistakes. This was an original concept in the context of Soviet schools, where mistakes were not really allowed. Children in elementary schools wrote only with pen, not pencil, and had to get it right the first time because editing and marking mistakes resulted in losing points and getting lower grades.
At one point I lost my patience. I turned to him with a huge smile on my face and asked to borrow his textbook. It caught him by surprise and he let me. I picked up the textbook and hit him on his head as hard as I could to the complete astonishment of my teacher and my classmates. When my teacher asked me what was going on, I explained that I was sick and tired of his annoyances. She asked for my grade book, most likely to give me a bad mark on my behavior but let me off the hook by the end of the class.
Across Three Continents: Reflections on Immigration, Education, and Personal Survival by Katerina Bodovski