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By Katerina Bodovski

Born in Soviet Moscow, Katerina Bodovski used to be twelve years outdated while Mikhail Gorbachev got here to energy, coming of age because the «perestroika» and «glasnost» stream won complete velocity. She may later arrive in Israel through the top of the peace approach in which time major Minister Rabin used to be assassinated. Her ultimate movement to the United States, months after the disenchanted of September 11, might additionally without delay and ultimately form the way in which her own trip unfolded.
the original function of this paintings lies within the blend of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. through personalizing debts of immigration, schooling, and kinfolk ameliorations, this ebook discusses the author’s firsthand reports in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the U.S.. The e-book speaks to students of schooling via offering examples and styles in academic structures 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. in addition, Dr. Bodovski makes use of her girl viewpoint to light up diversified facets of family members existence, immigration procedures, and, eventually, her studies 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 girls, 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 all for comparative schooling, women’s experiences, Jewish reports, sociology of schooling, formative years, and immigration

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All exams took place after the semester ended, following a two-week break in which we studied for them. Oral exams might be subjective, but they clearly worked to my advantage. 5 I had a smile on my face when I read about her encounters with Soviet education, including a culture of cheating widely prevalent on university campuses. She also talked about zachiotka (examination booklets) in which professors would enter the grades after each oral examination. The author reminded me of a popular saying I’d forgotten: for the first couple of years you are working for zachiotka, and after that it works for you.

When reading his novels and short stories in Moscow at the end of the 1980s, I couldn’t have imagined that we would “meet” at different places and that my journey would bump against his quite a few times. I took several classes on Russian literature at the Hebrew University. It just so happened that one of the semesters I was looking for such class, we had a Russian-speaking visiting professor from Cornell University, where Nabokov had taught for a few years. And naturally, his specialty was Nabokov’s work.

Children would be either collectively praised for their achievements or criticized for their underperformance and bad behavior. The aftermath of these parental gatherings often had serious consequences for many kids. As I have said, most teachers liked me, but my Russian language and literature teacher was clearly an exception. I got B’s throughout the 4th grade; it was better during the 5th grade but bad again in 6th grade. She was an extremely tough grader. One grammatical or punctuation mistake in the entire essay landed you a B.

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