ERIC Number: ED564027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Multiculturalism and Gender Diversity in University Settings
Zhou, Molly Y., Ed.
Despite modern technology and the focus on international business striving to make the world a smaller place, many organizations still struggle with the need for diversity and multiculturalism. This issue is also present in academia, as women of color and those previously perceived to be in the ethnic minority continue the journey to become the educators and leaders that universities need. "Supporting Multiculturalism and Gender Diversity in University Settings" examines the experiences of some of these female leaders and what they learned in their rise through education and academia. Highlighting stories of feminism, race, and what it means to use these life lessons in the classroom, this book is a valuable resource for higher education administrators, policymakers, and women professionals everywhere. Following a preface by the editor and introduction by Christina Smoth and Nonofo Losike-Sedimo, chapters in this book include: (1) Exemplar of Pearls of Wisdom for the Academy through Dr. Pearlie Dove's Career in Education (Noran L. Moffet, Melanie M. Frizzell, and De'Lonn C. Brown); (2) Full Circle Moments: The Navigation of an Education Journey (Nicole A. Taylor); (3) Perseverance: The Dream Will Not Be Deferred (Andrea D. Lewis); (4) Gender and Education: Equity and Equality in Post Mao China (Molly Y. Zhou); (5) Black, Female, and Foreign: The Triple-Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean Women in the Academy (Christina Ramirez Smith); (6) Race as a Learned Identity: My Educational Journey to the West (Molly Zhou); (7) Teaching to Digress: Pedagogy, Feminism, and the Search for Voice (Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Roselyn K. Banda, and Sarah A. Kinley); (8) Theoretical Discussion of Gender and Power: The Case of the University of Botswana (Nonofo Losike-Sedimo); (9) Building Bridges: Using Life Lessons to Inform Our Work with Students (Mahauganee Dawn Shaw and Modinat A. Sanni); and (10) Through the Eyes of the Beholder: Experiences of a Woman Living in a Patriarchal Society (Nonofo Constance Losike-Sedimo). A glossary, a section about the contributors, and an index are included.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Gender Issues, Student Diversity, College Students, Females, Minority Group Students, Feminism, Personal Narratives, Equal Education, Race, Power Structure, Cultural Capital, Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana; China