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Oliva, Maricela; Rodriguez, Mariela A.; Alanis, Iliana; Quijada Cerecer, Patricia D. – Educational Foundations, 2013
In the Academy, faculty and institutional leaders traditionally have been white, male, and heterosexual. Of the 173,395 Full Professors identified in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the U.S. Department of Education in 2007, women represented almost 46,000, and Latinas held only 1,254 of those positions (U.S.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Women Faculty, College Faculty
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Gonzales, Leslie D.; Murakami, Elizabeth; Nunez, Anne-Marie – Educational Foundations, 2013
This article focuses on the presence and experiences of Latina academics in the U.S., especially those who serve in Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Following the theme of this special issue related to Women of Color Faculty's "Testimonios" and "Laberintos," the authors add to the notion of academia as a labyrinth…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Institutional Characteristics
Saldana, Lilliana Patricia; Castro-Villarreal, Felicia; Sosa, Erica – Educational Foundations, 2013
Relying on Latina/Chicana feminist and critical race theories of identity, and "testimonio" as methodology of knowledge production (Latina Feminist Group, 2001), the authors examine the complexity of their professional and personal identities as academics and members of families and communities to theorize their common experiences as…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Hispanic Americans, Feminism
Ruiz, Elsa Cantu; Machado-Casas, Margarita – Educational Foundations, 2013
Research studies have found that an integral part of being a tenure-track faculty member is the relationship between the higher education institution and individual faculty members (Mawdsley, 1999). Tenure-track positions are competitive spaces that demand and expect assistant professors to excel in publishing, teaching, and scholarly activity.…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Hispanic Americans
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Machado-Casas, Margarita; Ruiz, Elsa Cantu; Cantu, Norma E. – Educational Foundations, 2013
This special issue of the "Journal of Educational Foundations" explores the struggles faced by Latina faculty. These struggles became evident through an examination of Latina faculty members at a specific Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The essays in this special issue examine the experiences and trajectory of several Latina faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Personal Narratives
Hobson, Lisa D.; Harris, Deborah; Buckner-Manley, Kimberley; Smith, Patricia – Educational Foundations, 2012
Teacher preparation programs across the country have faced criticisms regarding the quality of their programs. Additionally, these programs now compete with non-traditional programs when their graduates seek positions in public schools. As a result of many conversations as well as audits of the degree program at institutions in the state of Texas,…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teaching Experience, Novices, Mentors
Reynolds, Lacey; Fisher, Dwalah; Cavil, J. Kenyatta – Educational Foundations, 2012
Since the passage of Proposition 48 (NCAA, 1984), African-American student-athletes entering National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) major colleges and universities have meet new challenges in their future as student-athletes. This major change altered the landscape of the future of college athletics particularly for students of color.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Physical Activities, Athletes
Sinanan, Allison N. – Educational Foundations, 2011
School personnel, particularly educators and school psychologists, are a first line of defense in protecting children from abuse. Teachers play an important role in the detection and reporting of child abuse. The relationship established between teachers and their students can facilitate the identification of child abuse. By virtue of their work,…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Substance Abuse, Family Violence, Child Abuse
Carter, Norvella P.; Hawkins, Torrance N.; Natesan, Prathiba – Educational Foundations, 2008
Since its inception, the United States has struggled with its responsibility for educating African American students. Its history of denial and discrimination in the education of Black children has created a national crisis in which academic difficulty and school failure is disproportionately high. In an effort to improve the education of African…
Descriptors: African American Students, Cognitive Style, Nonverbal Communication, Academic Achievement
Bohan, Chara Haeussler; Null, J. Wesley – Educational Foundations, 2007
The history of normal school education remains an area of study that has attracted relatively little attention from educational historians in recent years, although a growing body of literature is emerging. Nonetheless, early normal schools in New England and the Midwest have received greater attention than those established in the Southwest.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Public Education, Educational History