ERIC Number: EJ874743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Voices of Women in the Field: A Voice from Temple University
Clarke, Shari J.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v5 n2 p147-149 Apr 2007
In this article, the author shares her career journey at Temple University, a major urban research university located in the heart of North Philadelphia. Temple is a place that believes in its mission of providing access to a quality education. After years of being in small or mid-sized isolated communities with black families accounting for less than 4% of the population, the author's career journey has taken her to the 5th largest city in the United States with a cultural representation that includes 43% African Americans within its vast diversity. This is a first for the author in her professional career. She is in a city that offers a life of culture, art, music, education, and community involvement. To understand the significance of the author's arrival at Temple University, it is essential to understand the places she has been in her career; the geographic locations, cultures, and communities where she has lived and developed her leadership skills.
Descriptors: Career Change, Personal Narratives, Womens Education, Womens Studies, Women Administrators, Urban Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; United States