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ERIC Number: ED566191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 193
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-3317-8
The Spiritual Journey: Black Female Adult Learners in Higher Education
Jones Tinner, LaShanta Y.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Cincinnati
This study explored the experience of Black female adult learners and how spirituality influenced their academic journeys. Research concerning Black female adult learners in higher education is ostensibly partial. These data offered an extended understanding of Black female adult learners' academic experiences, while also investigating common reasons for attending school and expounding upon the connection between spirituality and academic survival. Womanist theory and the outsider within concept framed this work. This qualitative study used narrative inquiry and autoethnographic design. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect the stories of Black female adult learners' academic experiences from a spiritual perspective in an effort to unveil how they maneuvered through the educational system. The results were five oral presentations of Black female adult learners including the author written as testimonial narratives. The findings may prove beneficial to the Student Affairs profession as well as the fields of Psychology, Social Foundations in Education, African-American Studies, Women Studies, and Theology. [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: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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