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ERIC Number: EJ1154485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0737-0008
The Troubled Success of Black Women in STEM
McGee, Ebony O.; Bentley, Lydia
Cognition and Instruction, v35 n4 p265-289 2017
We examine the experiences of 3 high-achieving Black undergraduate and graduate women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our findings reveal that structural racism, sexism, and race-gender bias were salient in the women's STEM settings. These experiences were sources of strain, which the women dealt with in ways that demonstrate both resilience and trauma. We discuss how their experiences might motivate institutions to offer support for high-achieving students who sometimes face risks from multiple sources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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