Across Three Continents: Reflections on Immigration, by Katerina Bodovski

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 won complete velocity. She could later arrive in Israel in the course of the height of the peace method within which time major Minister Rabin used to be assassinated. Her ultimate circulation to the United States, months after the disillusioned of 11th of September, might additionally without delay and ultimately form the best way her own trip unfolded.
the original function of this paintings lies within the mixture of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. via personalizing debts of immigration, schooling, and family members alterations, this publication discusses the author’s firsthand reports in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the us. The ebook speaks to students of schooling by means of supplying examples and styles in academic platforms of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the us. past academia, the publication will resonate with immigrants who've skilled transitions among lands and languages. moreover, Dr. Bodovski makes use of her girl standpoint to light up varied points of relatives lifestyles, immigration procedures, and, eventually, her stories in usa academia as a doctoral pupil and a professor.
Across 3 Continents: Reflections on Immigration, schooling, and private Survival could be of particular curiosity to ladies, in particular younger ladies, who're attempting to work out the interaction among their relatives existence and what's attainable for them to aspire for and to accomplish. this article is perfect for classes enthusiastic about comparative schooling, women’s stories, Jewish reviews, sociology of schooling, formative years, and immigration

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Not in a written test—she would basically interrogate me for as long as it took to assess me. I am not quite sure today why I accepted the challenge; I probably wanted to prove to her and myself that I could do it and that I deserved an A. ), that I am surprised I did not opt out of it or that my parents did not talk me out of it. Throughout the 7th grade and most of the way through the 8th grade, I took these exams and gave perfect answers to all her questions. At the end, I got my A’s, and decades later both my Russian grammar and punctuation are spot-on.

To this day the Russian Federation has the shortest grade school of 11 years, with the academic track taking place in the last two years. The academic track served as a primary path towards tertiary education at the university level. Vocational and professional tracks differed greatly in terms of quality of preparation and the opportunities they granted to their graduates. In cases of the schools that prepared workers for blue-collar industry jobs, two years after primary education was sufficient.

The entire class took the same courses together for the first 8 years. Continuation on the academic secondary track in most cases depended upon either entrance exams for specialized schools, or the exit exams at the end of the 8th grade. To this day the Russian Federation has the shortest grade school of 11 years, with the academic track taking place in the last two years. The academic track served as a primary path towards tertiary education at the university level. Vocational and professional tracks differed greatly in terms of quality of preparation and the opportunities they granted to their graduates.

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