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ERIC Number: EJ1150959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
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Encouraged or Weeded Out: Perspectives of Students of Color in the STEM Disciplines on Faculty Interactions
McCoy, Dorian L.; Luedke, Courtney L.; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n5 p657-673 Jul 2017
For this multisite qualitative case study, framed in Bourdieu's social reproduction theory, we examined mentoring experiences among Students of Color majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at both a predominantly White institution and a historically Black institution. Findings revealed that faculty served as gatekeepers for accessing STEM-related careers for Students of Color. Students of Color at the historically Black college experienced positive mentoring and professional development, whereas those at the predominantly White institution found the faculty unwilling to mentor them professionally and perceived the faculty as "weeding them out" of the STEM field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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