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ERIC Number: EJ1076259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
"Mujerista" Mentoring for Chicanas/Latinas in Higher Education
Villaseñor, María Joaquina; Reyes, María Estefani; Muñoz, Imelda
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v15 n1 p49-64 May 2013
In this article, we suggest that just as there are barriers and challenges that are particular to Chicanas/Latinas in terms of student retention and persistence, so must the mentoring offered to these students take into account their particular social, cultural, and gendered contexts. In response, we argue for a model of "mujerista" mentoring, building on the work of Chicana/Latina feminist scholars and employing Gloria Anzaldua's notion of "mestiza consciousness." "Mujerista" mentoring provides an alternative to traditional mentoring that focuses on assimilation by the protégé into the dominant culture of an institution of higher education. Instead, we suggest the need to bridge the academic, professional, and the personal in a culturally specific framework in order to create more meaningful and enduring mentoring relationships in the service of Chicana/Latina students' academic success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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