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ERIC Number: EJ1177638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Mentoring among Latina/o Scholars: Enacting Spiritual Activism to Navigate Academia
Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Madrigal-Garcia, Yanira
American Journal of Education, v124 n3 p313-344 May 2018
This qualitative study examined how a national program, established by Latina/o faculty, engaged in socialization efforts to foster persistence in doctoral degree programs. The study used spiritual activism as a framework to examine the mentoring relationships fostered among program participants. Data derived from interviews with 19 program alumni and document analysis. Findings revealed that the selection of graduate scholars entailed screening for a commitment to Latina/o communities, which supported the development of bonds among graduate scholars. As emerging scholars, the participants experienced academic validation. Finally, participants fostered a national mentoring network that was rooted in reciprocity. The findings result in the conceptualization of a mentoring framework entitled "spiritual mentor-activism."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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