From Diplomas to Doctorates: The Success of Black Women in Higher Education and its Implications for Equal Educational Opportunities for All

From Diplomas to Doctorates: The Success of Black Women in Higher Education and its Implications for Equal Educational Opportunities for All

by V. Barbara Bush, Crystal Renee Chambers, Mary Beth Walpole, Wynetta Y. Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 1579223567

ISBN-13: 9781579223564

Pub. Date: 05/28/2010

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

"The range and depth of topics this book explores are groundbreaking and insightful. There is no doubt that, when the topic of Black women in higher education is explored, this book will be one of the first to be highlighted. There will not be many other books to compare with the sheer range of necessary topics related to the issues facing Black women explored here

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"The range and depth of topics this book explores are groundbreaking and insightful. There is no doubt that, when the topic of Black women in higher education is explored, this book will be one of the first to be highlighted. There will not be many other books to compare with the sheer range of necessary topics related to the issues facing Black women explored here. This volume brings an air of freshness and excitement to this topic."---from the Foreword by Kassie Freeman" "The authors brilliantly illuminate the steadfastness of young Black women as they progress from high school through graduate school. The book's focus on lessons learned from successes and challenges will make the educational process much more manageable for future generations of African American women."---from the Afterword by Wynetta Y. Lee" "This volume illuminates the educational experiences of Black women, from their high school transition to college, to graduate school, and through doctoral degree attainment, by exploring their commonalities, successes, and challenges. The chapters of this volume newly identify key factors and experiences that shape Black women's engagement or disengagement with higher education." The original research presented here - using an array of theoretical lenses, as well as qualitative and quantitative methods - not only deepens our understanding of the experiences of African American women in the academy, but also seeks to strengthen the academic pipeline, not only for the benefit of those who may have felt disenfranchised in the past, but also for all students in the educational pipeline.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579223564
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Kassie Freeman Freeman, Kassie

Introduction MaryBeth Walpole Walpole, MaryBeth 1

PART ONE THE PRE-COLLEGIATE AND TRANSITIONAL EXPERIENCE

I College Predisposition and the Dilemma of Being Black and Female in High School Crystal Renee Chambers Chambers, Crystal Renee 21

2 "Making a Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents"

The Early Educational Investments of Young Black Women Crystal Renee Chambers Chambers, Crystal Renee 39

PART TWO THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

3 An asset or an Obstacle?

The Power of Peers in African American Women's College Transitions Rachelle Winkle-Wagner Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle 55

4 African American Female Students at Historically Black Colleges

Historical and Contemporary Considerations Marybeth Gasman Gasman, Marybeth 73

5 African american Women at Highly Selective Colleges

How African American Campus Communities Shape Experiences MaryBeth Walpole Walpole, MaryBeth 85

PART THREE THE GRADUATE EXPERIENCE

6 Professional Socialization, Politicized raced and Gendered Experience, and Black Female Graduate Students

A Road Map for Structural Transformation Venice Thandi Sule Sule, Venice Thandi 111

7 Does Where they Start Matter?

A Comparative Analysis of African American Women Doctoral Recipients Who started in a Two-Year Versus a Four-Year Institution Carolyn Buck Buck, Carolyn 131

8 A Look Back and A Look Ahead

How to Navigate the Doctoral Degree Process Successfully Benita J. Barnes Barnes, Benita J. 161

Afterword Wynetta Y. Lee Lee, Wynetta Y. 183

Editors and Contributors 189

Index 191

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