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Thomas, Sandra P.; Drake-Clark, Donna; Grasso, Maureen; Banta, Trudy – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
In an era where campus environments were often unwelcoming to women, and there were few women role models, an innovative program funded by the National Institute of Education produced 100% completion by female and minority doctoral students. At a 25-year reunion, the graduates reflected on their program experiences and careers. Reflections were…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Doctoral Degrees, Womens Education
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Brandon, Paul R.; Smith, Nick L.; Ofir, Zenda; Noordeloos, Marco – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
In this Exemplars case, the fifth and final under the direction of the current coeditors, the authors present a reflective account of an ongoing, complex, multiyear, multinational monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system conducted for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), an international development program. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Agriculture, Research and Development
Ferguson, Dionne J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
While African American women have been participating in higher education for more than a century, they remain significantly underrepresented among college and university professors in America. This study was pursued in an attempt to address the underrepresentation of African American women faculty at public and private universities within the…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Females
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Edds-Ellis, Stacy; Keaster, Ric – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2013
This qualitative study provides insight into the perspective of female leaders in higher education who have participated as protégés in same-gendered dyads in a nationally recognized formal mentoring program. Data collected through interviews reveal the memorable messages received and gender-related advice offered by mentors. Examining the types…
Descriptors: Mentors, Gender Issues, Females, Women Administrators
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Johnston, Linda M. – Journal of Peace Education, 2012
Dr Elise Boulding served for five years as the Director of the International Peace Research Association Foundation. During that time, she worked tirelessly to promote peace research. One of the projects she was most instrumental in starting was the Senesh Fellowship. The Senesh Fellowship Program was begun in 1990 with a generous donation from Dr…
Descriptors: Peace, Fellowships, Biographies, Activism
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Doherty, Leanne – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
Many women are considered viable candidates to hold political office but choose not to run for various reasons. One of those reasons is that they do not see the characteristics in themselves that they determine necessary to be a successful politician. For the past five years, the Intern Fellowship Program at Simmons College has matched young women…
Descriptors: Political Candidates, Females, Self Concept, Internship Programs
National Science Foundation, 2009
"Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering" provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. Its primary purpose is to serve as an information source; it offers no endorsement of or recommendations…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Employment, Females, Disabilities
Price, Joseph – Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, 2006
I use the introduction of a competitive fellowship program for graduate students to test whether men and women respond differently to competition and whether this response depends on the gender mix of the group. Men experienced a 10% increase in performance in response to the program, with the largest gains for men in departments with the most…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Competition, Program Effectiveness
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Buck, Gayle A.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L.; Lu, Yun; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Creswell, John W. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One factor contributing to this underrepresentation is the graduate school experience. Graduate programs in STEM fields are constructed around assumptions that ignore the reality of women's lives; however, emerging opportunities may…
Descriptors: Females, Graduate Students, Self Concept, Research Universities
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Alderman, Harold; Kim, Jooseoph; Orazem, Peter F. – Economics of Education Review, 2003
Pakistan province initiated two pilot programs to encourage the creation of private schools for poor girls. Uses randomized assignment to treatment and control groups to measure program effectiveness. Finds that the pilot schools are successful in urban areas, but relative failures in rural. Explains differences such as better availability of…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Demand, Educational Finance
Schlachter, Gail Ann – 1999
This directory describes nearly 1,700 financial aid sources designed primarily or exclusively for female students. An introduction explains the purpose, compilation, arrangement, and use of the directory. The directory's main body is divided into three sections: individual descriptions of the specific financial aid opportunities, an annotated…
Descriptors: Awards, College Students, Fellowships, Females
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women. – 1981
Developments concerning women in the workplace, the courts, and schools are reported. Among the issues related to employment are the following: female faculty members earn less in salary than males, despite receiving slightly higher raises than males; unemployment among women doctorates in the humanities is higher than that of males; age…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Affirmative Action, College Students, Court Litigation
Kluger, Rona – 1996
Part of a larger study of women's participation in international scholarship and fellowship programs, this volume describes and profiles women's participation in nine programs: (1) the American Association of University Women International Fellows Program; (2) America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST); (3) African Training…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Fellowships
Proctor, Carnisia M., Comp. – 1994
This publication presents information regarding higher education opportunities for minorities and women, focusing on scholarships, grants, loans, internships, and fellowships. Section 1 contains general information about books, brochures, lists, and publications that describe a variety of higher education opportunities, many of which solicit, give…
Descriptors: Directories, Educational Opportunities, Fellowships, Females
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel. – 1993
Agencies, organizations and foundations offering financial and instructional support for advanced education and research are listed in this directory. A chart indicates, for each program, the level of study (undergraduate, graduate, dissertation, postdoctoral, other), disciplines (unrestricted, life/medical sciences, physical sciences/math,…
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Biological Sciences, Citizenship, Eligibility
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