ERIC Number: EJ851444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Strategies to Survive and Thrive in Academia: The Collective Voices of Counseling Faculty of Color
Salazar, Carmen F.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v31 n3 p181-198 Sep 2009
This qualitative study investigated the survival and coping strategies employed by 17 faculty of color teaching in counseling programs across the United States. Results indicated that for participants, the meaning of survival extends beyond the ability to meet expectations for tenure and promotion and achieve professional longevity. Survival entails engaging in a variety of actions that allow them to withstand and rise above the damaging effects of microaggressions. Framed as conscious strategies, individual actions become collective acts of resistance against racism and other forms of discrimination. Implications for multicultural faculty development are discussed.
Descriptors: Coping, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Resistance (Psychology), Racial Discrimination, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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