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Edwards, Graeme – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Playing host to many leaders of South Africa's transition to democracy, the historic schools continue to contribute to the education of learners in disadvantaged rural communities. Within the leadership narratives of these schools are the lived daily experiences of female educational leaders whose voice has been largely absent from main stream…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Rural Areas, Instructional Leadership
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Mansfield, Katherine Cumings; Welton, Anjale; Lee, Pei-Ling; Young, Michelle D. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: There is a meager body of research addressing the role educational leadership preparation programs in colleges and universities play in preparing women leaders. Also educational leadership preparation research has yet to explore ways in which mentorship provides additional capital for female graduate students. This study seeks to…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Females, Graduate Students
Hernandez, Leticia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation explored the external and internal barriers that exist for Latina (women) administrators on the path to school superintendency. In 2010, women comprised only 24% of superintendents in the United States. While there is research on the shortage of superintendents nationwide, there is scant research from the perspective of women.…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Hispanic Americans, Barriers, Females
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Richardson, Emma Z. L.; Phillips, Mary; Colom, Alejandra; Nichols, Jennica – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Program participants have been largely excluded as an evidence source in realist evaluations. We test whether and how lived experience as described through life history interviews with pilot program participants can be used as a valid and unique source of data for elucidating context (C)--mechanism (M)--outcome (O) configurations and informing…
Descriptors: Experience, Autobiographies, Personal Narratives, Evaluation Methods
Johns, Reginald O. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain an understanding of the experiences of being a female, African American STEM undergraduate who is enrolled at an elite Predominantly White Institution and who has a mentoring relationship. A hermeneutic approach to phenomenology was used to gather data through open-ended interviews. Research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Females, Student Experience
Castro, Athena R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Previous studies focused on women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have effectively neglected Asian American women because Asian Americans are well represented in STEM fields. Reflective of the invisible and model minority stereotypes, Asian Americans are often cast as high-achieving students, irrelevant…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Asian American Students, Females, Graduate Students
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Uusimaki, Liisa; Garvis, Susanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The article reports on a study that explored the personal narratives of two female travelling academics at a Swedish University who had moved from Australia. To complement previous accounts of difficult migration and enculturation within the research literature, this article focuses mainly on the successful experiences of the academics and how…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy
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Adiredja, Aditya P.; Zandieh, Michelle – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2020
This paper focuses on the mathematical sensemaking by women of color in the USA as part of the global effort of dismantling deficit narratives about historically marginalized groups of students. Following Adiredja's anti-deficit framework for sensemaking, this cognitive study invited a group of women of color to share their understanding of basis…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Females, Disadvantaged, Minority Group Students
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Thwala, S'lungile K.; Ntinda, Kayi; Hlanze, Buyisile – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
Raising a child with disability is a challenge to most parents. The study explored the lived experiences of parents of children with disabilities in Swaziland. The specific objective was to determine the challenges which parents of children with disability encounter at home, school and community, which may hinder them to work collaboratively with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Parents, Child Rearing
Hicks, Janice M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Developmental education courses are typically defined as courses offered at postsecondary institutions below college level instruction. More than 60% of community college students are deemed non-college ready and required to enroll in non-credit bearing developmental education courses. Research shows that developmental education can be either a…
Descriptors: Student Experience, African American Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Cooper, Chassidy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The college experiences of African American students have received much attention in the higher education literature during the past three decades. Unfortunately, the majority of the research regarding the African American student experience at predominantly White institutions has focused on maladjustment, academic failure, racism,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, College Students, Student Attitudes
Bongoy, Batombo M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This was a hermeneutic-phenomenological study on homeless students' life-world in urban, postsecondary public educational institutions. The sample population comprised 10 male and female Hispanic, Black, and Caucasian homeless student participants enrolled in professional and academic programs in postsecondary public vocational institutions…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Homeless People, Urban Schools
Black-Chen, Marsha – ProQuest LLC, 2013
One of the most notable trends in the last two decades has been the dramatic increase in continuing education among nontraditional-aged females. This study examined the academic and lived experience of women in Jamaica, specifically women who returned to college to further their education. Emphasis was placed on investigating reasons for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Nontraditional Students, College Students
Aldaco, Adrienne L. Gratten – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Chronically low performing schools in the United States have required targeted support and interventions to increase student achievement. In recent years, the school turnaround model has emerged as a swift, dramatic, comprehensive approach to implementing interventions in the lowest performing schools (Calkins, Guenther, Belfiore, & Lash,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Principals, African Americans, Women Administrators
Herwatic, Amanda Doyle – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to understand the lived experiences of female presidents in Arkansas community colleges. This was accomplished by collecting data through one-on-one interviews to examine how these women have navigated the labyrinth of leadership to reach the presidency of a community college. Using the conceptual framework of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Women Administrators, Experience
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