ERIC Number: EJ1110045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
White Women, Racial Identity, and Learning about Racism in Graduate Preparation Programs
Robbins, Claire K.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v53 n3 p256-268 2016
This study explored how White women learned about racism and White privilege in higher education and student affairs (HESA) master's degree programs. Drawn from a grounded theory, findings included 16 coursework and pre-professional experiences that generated racial dissonance, leading to "hunger" for more knowledge about racism and White privilege. White women's experiences were uneven across programs and demonstrated resistance to White privilege. Findings offer implications for HESA programs and recommendations for future research.
Descriptors: White Students, Graduate Students, Racial Identification, Racial Bias, Masters Programs, Grounded Theory, Resistance (Psychology), Student Experience, Social Justice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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