Journey in Learning and Teaching Science

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Is Where My Story Begins

by Dr. Sondra Barber Akins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/02/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9798369413166
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9798369413159
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9798369413173

About the Book

The author tells her life story through journals and real life vignettes written in the first person. She describes her experiences while growing up in a segregated, mid-twentieth century African American community. Nurturing relationships and activities in her working class African American home, learning in segregated African American schools, and strong connections between her home, schools, and other community institutions are described. Family history and customs, community characteristics, and socio-economic and political circumstances and events that affected her early life and her upbringing are described. Included in her story are prominent people, places, events, and circumstances that facilitated her holistic development from early childhood through adolescence. Readers will be able to infer how all the above factors and enriched learning activities in and outside of school resulted in her a positive self-image and outlook on life as well as her determination to pursue chemistry studies in challenging higher education institutions. Throughout the book the author provides commentary in which she explicitly connects her early life with events and experiences (academic, professional, and personal family life) that occurred along her journey in later years.

About the Author