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ERIC Number: EJ1159893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Pathway to the Presidency: The Perceived Impact of Identity Structures on the Journey Experiences of Women College Presidents
Oikelome, Gloria
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v19 n3 p23-40 2017
This phenomenological study utilizes the framework of Intersectionality to explore the perceived impact of race, gender, and other identity structures on the journey experiences of seven White and six African American women college presidents. Findings suggest that while gender is becoming more peripheral, the interlocking tensions of race and gender often shape the journey experiences of African American women, with race appearing to be a salient factor. Despite challenges resulting from these social constructs, the women employed various strategies for navigating the presidential pipeline including mentorship, leadership development programs, and firm assurance of institutional fit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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