My Years in the Early Peace Corps: Nigeria, 1964-1965 (My Years in the Early Peace Corps)
Sonja Krause Goodwin (Author)
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In this book Sonja Krause Goodwin recounts her experience joining the Peace Corps in 1964 and describes the training she underwent to teach in Nigeria at Columbia Teachers College in New York City. Goodwin tells readers about her service as a University teacher in physics while also serving as head of the Physics Department at Lagos University in Nigeria. She also describes her vacation travels during that time, mostly in Nigeria- including an attempt to climb Mt. Cameroon. She writes about her interactions with her students, her fellow University teachers and other University employees, her fellow Peace Corps volunteers and other expatriates, and Nigerians whom she met under during her travels. Goodwin also delves into the politically motivated "university crisis" that led to the exodus from the university and Nigeria of almost all the expatriate teaching staff of the university including the Peace Corps volunteers. She also discusses some of her work for the West African Examinations Council and the Aptitude Testing Unit in Lagos while waiting to be sent to another assignment for her second year in the Peace Corps.
About the Author
Sonja Krause Goodwin is professor emeritus of chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Contributor: Sonja Krause Goodwin
- Imprint: Hamilton Books
- ISBN13: 9780761873006
- Number of Pages: 324
- Packaged Dimensions: 151x220x24mm
- Packaged Weight: 490
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: University Press of America
- Release Date: 2021-11-17
- Series: My Years in the Early Peace Corps
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Sonja Krause Goodwin is professor emeritus of chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.