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Braxton, Phyllis – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There is a looming crisis in California community colleges due to an unprecedented number college presidents retiring. African American women presidents have played a vital role in supporting the success of students of color, particularly African American students. It will be critically important that a new generation of talented African American…
Descriptors: African Americans, Community Colleges, College Presidents, Women Administrators
Austin, Melanie Shea – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to understand how resources in the community impact rural single mothers' access, participation, and success in higher education. In particular, this study focused on how rural single mothers' community ties impact their social capital resources and perception of agency and achievement in pursuing higher education.…
Descriptors: Mothers, One Parent Family, Rural Population, Community Colleges
Yap, Melo-Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In feminist standpoint theory (FST), the marginal social status of women provides them a nuanced perspective; this particular standpoint of reality holds potential in producing knowledge that challenges and goes beyond the dominant point of view. Since it characterizes "relations between the production of knowledge and practices of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Support Groups, Females, Womens Education
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Venegas-García, Marcia – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Literature in leadership studies is devoid of knowledge about the unique ways that Latina/Chicana educators engage as leaders, activists, and agents for change. Women's studies, ethnic studies, and Chicana feminist studies alert us to the complex role that social context and the intersectionality of gender, ethnicity/race, and class play in the…
Descriptors: Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Leadership, Activism
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Jain, Dimpal; Turner, Caroline – Negro Educational Review, 2012
We explore the politics of naming for non-White women faculty in higher education as it relates to womanist theory. A discussion of these faculty experiences in general, and women faculty in particular are provided to illuminate the many challenges we face in the academy. One such challenge is how we come to identify our scholarship and align…
Descriptors: Feminism, Women Faculty, Females, Interviews
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Malagon, Maria C.; Alvarez, Crystal R. – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
Drawing from extensive oral history interviews with five Chicana women, Malagon and Alvarez (re)conceptualize the way educational scholarship defines "high achieving." As attendees of California continuation high schools, all five women defy societal expectations by moving from these alternative educational spaces to community colleges,…
Descriptors: Continuation Students, Oral History, Critical Theory, Females
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Bechtold, Brigitte H. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
Feminist theory uses gender as a lens to evaluate society's institutions and power hierarchies. Gender evolves as a social construction rather than an essential difference between the sexes, and it supports the so-called "hegemony of dominant men" in society. Socialization by gender enables discrimination in gender roles and occupations, and its…
Descriptors: Feminism, Community Colleges, Gender Discrimination, Gender Issues
Rivas, Martha Alicia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
U.S. doctoral production rates between 1990-2000 indicate Chicana recipients continue to be less than one percent in the nation (Solorzano, Rivas, & Velez, 2005; Watford, Rivas, Burciaga, & Solorzano 2006). However, during this time frame, one out of four Chicana/o doctoral recipients began their postsecondary pathway at the community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Doctoral Degrees, Hispanic American Students
Faul, Rhonda – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study gave voice to the issues, needs, and concerns of economically disadvantaged single mothers and determined the motivational and institutional factors that helped lead them to their successful completion of a community college degree or certificate program while at the same time coping with the challenges of financially surviving on…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Urban Schools, One Parent Family, Mothers
Counts, Shelia Antley – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This narrative research study explored the experiences of two Black women executive-level leaders who started their careers within higher education, including two-year technical colleges located in the Southeast during the pivotal sociopolitical moments that occurred during the 1960s to the 1980s. The stories of these women revealed their…
Descriptors: African Americans, Leaders, Females, Two Year Colleges