Last Lorry to Mbordo: Misadventures in Nation Building

Last Lorry to Mbordo: Misadventures in Nation Building

by John C. Kennedy
     
 
When we talk of making the world a better, more peaceful place for all of its peoples, no nation can match the United States in rhetoric. But, in a practical sense, we are just starting on this process of learning how to make peace. In war outcomes are seldom predictable and true consequences are known only years afterwards. The outcomes of our tentative efforts to

Overview

When we talk of making the world a better, more peaceful place for all of its peoples, no nation can match the United States in rhetoric. But, in a practical sense, we are just starting on this process of learning how to make peace. In war outcomes are seldom predictable and true consequences are known only years afterwards. The outcomes of our tentative efforts to make peace seem even less predictable. The results of our efforts, all too often, seem to be the opposite of what we intended.

Last Lorry to Mbordo is the story of a few of those who choose to try to make a difference on a personal level. Their experiences provide both reason for caution and reason for hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412000482
Publisher:
Trafford Publishing
Publication date:
04/22/2003
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
0.59(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Meet the Author

John C. Kennedy was born in Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina. He attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio where he completed his BA in 1965. After graduating, he joined the Peace Corps.

The author's specialty was the influence of education on economic development in the English speaking countries of West Africa.

He has devoted a lot of his career to education in both developing countries, and in his own nation. The author taught mathematics in Peki, Ghana from 1965-68, at the secondary school level, at Bell Vocational High School, Washington DC, from 1968-70, and at Northwest Junior High School, Charlotte NC, from 1970-71.

He furthered his own education by completing a Masters degree in mathematics at the University of Illinois, 1971-72.
Kennedy began, but did not complete a Ph.D. in Comparative Education at the U of I, 1972-75.

Kennedy continued his passion for teaching when he worked for the Antilles Consolidated School System in Puerto Rico as a mathematics teacher and computer coordinator, 1975-2000.

John C. Kennedy retired December 2, 2000, to become a paperback writer.

You can reach John C. Kennedy at calkennedy@yahoo.com or jkenendy@illinoisalumni.org

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