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ERIC Number: EJ888486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
The African American Experience in Physical Education and Kinesiology: Plight, Pitfalls, and Possibilities
Hodge, Samuel R.; Wiggins, David K.
Quest, v62 n1 p35-60 Feb 2010
In this paper, we offer discourse on the historical plight and contemporary experiences of African American faculty in Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) programs at predominantly White institutions (PWI) of higher education. First, we discuss the historical plight of African American KPE professionals. Second, we discuss the current demographics and status of African American faculty in the academe. Third, we elaborate on the experiences of African American faculty in KPE programs, particularly at PW-IHE. Fourth, we identify some common issues and pitfalls to avoid in recruiting, hiring, retaining, tenuring, and promoting African American faculty. Lastly, we offer recommendations to increase the presence and improve the experiences of African Americans in KPE programs. (Contains 6 notes, 5 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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