By Katerina Bodovski

Born in Soviet Moscow, Katerina Bodovski used to be twelve years previous while Mikhail Gorbachev got here to energy, coming of age because the «perestroika» and «glasnost» circulate received complete pace. She may later arrive in Israel throughout the top of the peace approach in which time top Minister Rabin was once assassinated. Her ultimate circulate to the United States, months after the disappointed of Sept. 11, might additionally without delay and not directly form the best way her own trip unfolded.
the original characteristic of this paintings lies within the mix of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. via personalizing money owed of immigration, schooling, and kin ameliorations, this publication discusses the author’s firsthand reviews in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the USA. The publication speaks to students of schooling by means of offering examples and styles in academic platforms of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the U.S.. past academia, the ebook will resonate with immigrants who've skilled transitions among lands and languages. additionally, Dr. Bodovski makes use of her lady viewpoint to light up various points of kin lifestyles, immigration tactics, and, ultimately, her stories in usa academia as a doctoral scholar and a professor.
Across 3 Continents: Reflections on Immigration, schooling, and private Survival can be of particular curiosity to girls, particularly younger ladies, who're attempting to determine the interaction among their relations lifestyles and what's attainable for them to aspire for and to accomplish. this article is perfect for classes occupied with comparative schooling, women’s experiences, Jewish reports, sociology of schooling, early life, and immigration.

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Another boy was a very good student—he was bullied physically less but other boys copied his work or pressed him to help them with tests, etc. I can’t say that people did not see it. Teachers would scold the bad boys if they witnessed the events or they would try to reason with them, but it was never addressed in any systematic way. Both of these boys transferred to a different school after the 8th grade. Boys did not bully girls; however, they teased them. I was teased often because of my red hair.

High stakes exams, anyone? I was accepted and began my studies at the Institute of Economics and Statistics, majoring in social statistics. In a way, the studies were a continuation of high school. We were divided into groups of about twenty people and took all the same courses together. The specialist degree was supposed to take five years, and during the last year of writing a final project for a diploma students could engage in individual programs, but for at least the first three years there was no choice of courses.

You never know where and when it will prove useful. I agree. She also used to say that if you set your mind on a worthy goal and work really hard towards it, everything works out. 32 | acr oss three continen ts She’s been always quite certain of it. I should thank her unbeatable optimism as one of the forces that kept me going and moving forward in times of great uncertainty years later. Interestingly, and very differently from children’s experiences in the United States, sports were not a part of my upbringing.

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