Reflections on Immigration, Education, and Personal Survival
The unique feature of this work lies in the combination of autobiographical narrative and sociological analysis. By personalizing accounts of immigration, education, and family transformations, this book discusses the author’s firsthand experiences in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the United States. The book speaks to scholars of education by providing examples and patterns in educational systems of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the United States. Beyond academia, the book will resonate with immigrants who have experienced transitions between lands and languages. Furthermore, Dr. Bodovski utilizes her female perspective to illuminate different aspects of family life, immigration processes, and, finally, her experiences in United States academia as a doctoral student and a professor.
Across Three Continents: Reflections on Immigration, Education, and Personal Survival will be of specific interest to women, especially young women, who are trying to figure out the interplay between their family and professional life and what is possible for them to aspire for and to achieve. This text is ideal for courses focused on comparative education, women’s studies, Jewish studies, sociology of education, childhood, and immigration.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bodovski, Katerina. Across three continents: reflections on immigration, education, and personal survival / Katerina Bodovski. pages cm. — (American university studies XI: anthropology and sociology; vol. 73) Includes bibliographical references. 1. Bodovski, Katerina. 2. College teachers—United States—Biography. 3. Jews—Soviet Union—Migrations. 4. Immigrants—Education—Israel. 5. Immigrants—Education—United States. 6. Educational sociology. I. Title. LA2317.B553A3 378.1’2092—dc23 [B] 2015003701 ISBN 978-1-4331-3065-6 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4539-1573-8 (e-book) ISSN 0740-0489
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