Defense Date

3-9-2009

Graduation Date

2009

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

EdD

Department

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Education Leaders (IDPEL)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Olga Welch

Committee Member

Peter Miller

Committee Member

Rodney Hopson

Keywords

Mentoring, Doctoral Students of Color, Doctoral students of color at PWIs, Jackson Scholars, Jackson Scholars Program, Preparation program for doctoral students of color

Abstract

This dissertation is a qualitative research inquiry that used single-case study methodology to investigate the role of the Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Program in the doctoral preparation of Jackson Scholars for the Professoriate in educational administration at predominately White institutions (PWIs). Drawing from literature on effective mentoring practices for doctoral students in higher educational settings, the experiences of the Jackson Scholars in the Jackson Scholars Mentoring Program (Jackson Scholars Program) are viewed. Two primary lenses - Jacobi's, (1991) seminal work framed around three commonly used mentoring components in higher education (psychosocial support, role modeling and professional development) and Tillman's (2001) work on effective mentoring relationships and strategies for minority doctoral students preparation for the professoriate in educational administration at PWIs are used to look at mentoring in the Jackson Scholars Program in order to determine the effectiveness of the Jackson Scholars Program. Findings in this study derived from their experiences bring to the forefront the importance as well as the impact of mentoring in the Jackson Scholars Program and the role it plays in facilitating the successful doctoral preparation of Jackson Scholars for the professoriate in educational administration at PWIs. Specific factors that emerged as most attributable to their matriculation from doctoral studies to the professoriate are also enumerated. New data from this study may be used to develop or enhance mentoring in the Jackson Scholars Program in order to improve support for the preparation of doctoral students of color for the professoriate at PWIs. And finally, this study is relevant to the field of Education because it supplies data that may help fill a void in adolescent literature on the impact of preparing significantly more doctoral students of color for the professoriate in Educational Administration at PWIs.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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