ERIC Number: EJ669106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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African American Female Adult Learners: Motivations, Challenges, and Coping Strategies.
Coker, Angela D.
Journal of Black Studies, v33 n5 p654-74 May 2003
Used data from a series of focus groups to examine the experiences of adult African American females in higher education. The article highlights participants' motivations, challenges, and sources of strength as they worked toward their academic goals. Women entered education for reasons over and beyond their own personal landscape. Their lives were affected by racism, sexism, and marginalization, which burdened them psychologically. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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