Grace Pinnock A Sense of Belonging

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A Sense of Belonging

 
9789769530478: A Sense of Belonging

A SENSE OF BELONGING is a personal account of a British born woman of Jamaican descent who migrated from England to Jamaica, her parents homeland, and found it to be a place which she can truly call home. She tells of her Jamaican childhood in England, her discontent with the subtle forms of racism in the British education system, of the search for her identity, of her wrestles with the decision to move from England to Jamaica, and of the challenges she faced to begin her new life in Jamaica with its traditions and culture that she was raised to honour and respect. It gives some insight into why one British born Jamaican identifies with the island of Jamaica and questions whether the British born person of Jamaican or other West Indian descent will ever be truly accepted as Black AND British, in the U.K.

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GRACE PATRICIA PINNOCK lived the first 32 years of her life in Birmingham, England, U.K. On leaving school and a Further Education College she was employed with the Public Service for 13 years. In 1991 she migrated to Jamaica with her parents who are returning residents. Grace is a Jamaican citizen and has lived on the island of Jamaica for over 20 years. She pursued academic studies in Jamaica and was successful in graduating with a Diploma in Teaching in Early Childhood Education at the Shortwood Teachers College. Grace went on to earn Bachelor of Education, and Master of Education degrees in the same specialization at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. During her nine years in teaching and a short period as a principal Grace has taught at a public educational early childhood institution, and at preparatory schools in Kingston and St. Catherine.

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