Author

Renee Knox

Defense Date

10-23-2015

Graduation Date

2015

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

EdD

Department

Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership (ProDEL)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Gretchen Generett

Committee Member

Anne FitzGerald

Committee Member

Judy Griggs

Keywords

African American Women, Black Culture, Educational Equity, Gender Bias, Student Persistence, Underrepresented Students

Abstract

African American women enroll and persist in post-secondary education at higher rates than African American males yet there is little research on the factors that contribute their disproportionate college persistence in comparison with their White female counterparts. While this study reviewed critical theories that detail the educational challenges for African American female students, the study also interviewed women who experienced success in higher education attainment. This combined review illustrates strategies that break patterns that impede African American women's efforts and based on the findings suggest approaches to improve higher education attainment.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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