ERIC Number: EJ1118072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
College Teaching on Sacred Ground: Judeo-Christian Influences on Black Women Faculty Pedagogy
Edwards, Kirsten T.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n1 p117-131 2017
This study examines the perceptions and ideals of Black women faculty in the US who self-identify as possessing strong faith commitments within a Judeo-Christian denomination. The study considers the influence religio-spirituality has on their perceptions of pedagogy and student engagement. There are four major findings that emerged in this study, organized within two veins: (1) Religio-spiritual educator ideal as a guide for ways of being and teaching in the academy; and (2) Religio-spirituality's relationship to equity and emancipation. This study is significant in that it identifies a largely under-theorized religio-spiritual frame employed by many Black women faculty in the US, and contributes to the literature in its exploration of the ways Judeo-Christian Black women faculty can serve as important resources and change agents in US higher education.
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, Females, Religion, Christianity, Religious Factors, Teacher Characteristics, African American Culture, Personal Narratives, Teacher Attitudes, Values
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