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Menchaca, Velma D.; Mills, Shirley J.; Leo, Filomena – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
This qualitative research examined the journey of renowned female leadership in higher education. Two top level Latina administrators of universities were interviewed extensively to discover their journey to leadership. The theoretical framework used was Latina critical race theory, feminist theory, and counter-storytelling. Themes that surfaced…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Women Administrators, Higher Education, Critical Theory
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Gagnon, Jessica Dawn – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Underrepresented students are often constructed through deficit discourses and blamed for 'lowering the bar' in higher education (Burke, P. J. 2012. "The Right to Higher Education: Beyond Widening Participation." Abingdon: Routledge). If a student struggles, then that may be seen as proof of personal deficiencies--proof of her…
Descriptors: Daughters, One Parent Family, Mothers, Foreign Countries
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Michell, Dee; Szorenyi, Anna; Falkner, Katrina; Szabo, Claudia – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
Computer science, like technology in general, is seen as a masculine field and the under-representation of women an intransigent problem. In this paper, we argue that the cultural belief in Australia that computer science is a domain for men results in many girls and women being chased away from that field as part of a border protection campaign…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Gender Differences, Females, Foreign Countries