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ERIC Number: ED291270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 18
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Black Women in Higher Education: Struggling To Gain Visibility.
Howard-Vital, Michelle R.
Recent research on black women in higher education is reviewed, and implications of the research are addressed. Topics include: historical trends in the education of black women, the experiences of black women as they pursue degrees, the stereotypic image of black women, the backgrounds of black women pursuing traditional and nontraditional careers, enrollment trends of black women in higher education, institutions' responses to the black movement and the women's movement, the role of professional black women in higher education, the percentage of black faculty at white institutions, the responsibilities of black faculty, and the status of black women administrators versus black male administrators. It is concluded that there is a need for more research and theoretical constructs by and about black women in higher education. It is suggested that there has been a lack of scholarly interest in the study of black women in higher education and research perspectives about this group have frequently been androcentric and/or ethnocentric. Twenty-eight references are cited. (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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