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ERIC Number: ED547891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 164
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-2463-1
Women of Color in Higher Education Administration: An Exploration of Barriers to Advancement
Smith, LaVonia
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Women in general have made vast progress in gaining leadership positions in higher education administration; however, women of color, including Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Latinas, continue to lag behind. According to the literature, a number of issues prevent women of color from achieving senior-level positions. A dissertation study by F. K. Powell (2008) provided significant guidance in the creation of this study. Using qualitative phenomenology, F. K. Powell explored the experienced barriers to advancement delineated by personal, cultural, and structural categories among 15 African American women in higher education administration. Thus, this research study explored commonly reported promotion barriers delineated by personal, cultural, and structural reasons by eight women of color administrators in higher education. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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