ERIC Number: ED106711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Mature, Married Black Female in Academe.
Hicks, Laurabeth H.
The author offers some tentative hypotheses regarding barriers which limit progress of mature, married, black females in preparing and entering academe. The assumptions are based on limited data which are still coming in for a larger study on women in academe. The barriers discussed include: (1) limited role models, (2) limited encouragement to enter atypical fields, (3) racism, (4) limited financial support, (5) self-concept, (6) marriage, (7) maturity, and (8) lack of information on black women. Four suggestions are offered for overcoming barriers which impede the progress of this group: (1) development of programs to help develop awareness and solve problems of sex bias, (2) initiation of ongoing human resource development programs, (3) implementation of professionally run child care centers, and (4) establishment of a center for the study and dissemination of information about black women. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)