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Howard-Baptiste, Shewanee; Harris, Jessica C. – Negro Educational Review, 2014
We explored the historical and contemporary struggles of Black female scholars who overcame multiple forms of resistance in higher education. In addition to a review of some of the most recent literature on the subject and our personal reflections of our sojourns in higher education, we also examined the educational journeys of Sadie Tanner…
Descriptors: Females, African American Teachers, African Americans, Scholarship
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Wood, J. Luke; Harrison, John D. – Negro Educational Review, 2014
In this study we examined the college choice process for Black males attending community colleges. Using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study, findings indicated that Black males who attend community colleges select their institutions based upon having a degree in their chosen field, the coursework/curriculum, job placement record,…
Descriptors: College Choice, Community Colleges, African American Students, Males
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Jones, Tamara Bertrand; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara – Negro Educational Review, 2013
In recent years, a number of Black female junior scholars have participated in an early career professional development program designed to address socialization issues through individual and small group mentoring. This descriptive qualitative study investigated scholars' perceptions of the importance and effectiveness of a research…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, African American Teachers, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Chang, Aurora; Welton, Anjale D.; Martinez, Melissa A.; Cortez, Laura – Negro Educational Review, 2013
Research that exclusively focuses on pre-tenure racially underrepresented female faculty remains scarce. Our aim is to shed light on these rarely documented experiences in an effort to understand their navigation of the world of academia. Using critical ethnographic methodology, we argue that pre-tenure racially underrepresented female faculty…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Rank (Professional), Women Faculty
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Graham, Anthony – Negro Educational Review, 2013
This investigation examined the Praxis I perceptions of Black undergraduate Education majors seeking admission into the Teacher Education Program at a historically Black university. Participants were 52 students conveniently selected from an Introduction to Teacher Education course where preparation for the Praxis I is emphasized. Academic…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Student Attitudes, Education Majors, College Applicants
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Tucker, Constance R.; Winsor, Denise L. – Negro Educational Review, 2013
In order to increase the number of health care providers in underserved communities, numerous efforts are being made to increase the number of Black students in the health professions. Research supports the idea that individuals from minority populations seek doctors of the same race or culture. In an effort to provide increased health care to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Persistence, Career Development
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Griffin, Karin L. – Negro Educational Review, 2013
The author examines her journey before and as she pursued tenure and promotion in the academy. She argues that the path to tenure and promotion in higher education institutions was not one designed to provide a fair and equitable process for Black female faculty who function as academic librarians. Further, she suggests that librarians in this…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Tenure, Promotion (Occupational)
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Esters, Lorenzo L.; Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Negro Educational Review, 2013
Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) represent one of many types of institutions in the American system of higher education. Comparatively little attention has been given to the campus' executive leader, namely the president. Our study describes early twenty-first century contributions to and challenges of public land-grant…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Higher Education, College Presidents, Land Grant Universities
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Modica, Jonathon L.; Mamiseishvili, Ketevan – Negro Educational Review, 2010
Changes in the representation, career advancement, and workplace perceptions of Black faculty at research universities in the United States over time, in comparison to White faculty were examined. Based on the analysis of data from the 1993, 1999, and 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) surveys, we found that although the overall…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty, African American Teachers
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Uqdah, Aesha L.; Tyler, Kenneth M.; DeLoach, Chante – Negro Educational Review, 2009
The goal of this study is to explore the relationships between academic self-concept, perception of competency in related domains, and academic motivation (intrinsic, extrinsic, and amotivation), and reported anxiety and depression among Black American psychology graduate students. The major research question asks whether there is a relationship…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Incentives, Emotional Adjustment, Psychology
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Tatum, Kimberly M.; Nichols, Joyce Coleman; Ferguson, Fernaundra – Negro Educational Review, 2008
Preparation for and admission to law school is challenging for many students. For a number of years law schools have used criteria for admission that included school rankings and testing. Schools have been ranked by "The U. S. News and World Report" magazine and potential students have been tested with the Law School Admission Test…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Law Schools, Testing, Affirmative Action
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Smith, Michael J. – Negro Educational Review, 2008
Access to higher education in America is increasingly becoming a privilege for upper-class youth. On the other hand, youth in lower socioeconomic groups have less access and are increasingly marginalized and less able to compete in the college choice arena. While parental involvement is one way to fight against this unfortunate trend, parents of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, College Choice, Females