ERIC Number: EJ759766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Coloring the Academic Landscape: Faculty of Color Breaking the Silence in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities
Stanley, Christine A.
American Educational Research Journal, v43 n4 p701-736 Win 2006
This article, based on a larger, autoethnographic qualitative research project, focuses on the first-hand experiences of 27 faculty of color teaching in predominantly White colleges and universities. The 27 faculty represented a variety of institutions, disciplines, academic titles, and ranks. They identified themselves as African American, American Indian, Asian, Asian American, Latina/o, Native Pacific Islander, and South African. This article reports on the predominant themes of the narratives shared by these faculty of color: teaching, mentoring, collegiality, identity, service, and racism. These themes, consonant with findings from the research literature, can be used to offer suggestions and recommendations for the recruitment and retention of faculty of color in higher education.
Descriptors: Literature, Collegiality, Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans, American Indians, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Whites, Racial Differences, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Racial Bias, Mentors, Teaching Conditions, Tenure, Teacher Promotion, Personal Narratives, Gender Issues, Cultural Differences, Teacher Responsibility
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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