From diplomas to doctorates : the success of black women in higher education and its implications for equal educational opportunities for all / edited by V. Barbara Bush, Crystal Renée Chambers, and MaryBeth Walpole ; foreword by Kassie Freeman ; afterword by Wynetta Y. Lee

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Subjects: African American women--Education (Higher)
Doctor of philosophy degree--United States
African American women--Social conditions
Discrimination in higher education--United States
Educational equalization
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., 2009
LC Classification: L, LC
Table of Contents: Foreword / Kassie Freeman
Introduction / MaryBeth Walpole 1
PART ONE. THE PRE-COLLEGIATE AND TRANSITIONAL EXPERIENCE
I. College Predisposition and the Dilemma of Being Black and Female in High School / Crystal Renee Chambers 21
2. "Making a Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents"
The Early Educational Investments of Young Black Women / Crystal Renee Chambers 39
PART TWO. THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
3. An asset or an Obstacle?
The Power of Peers in African American Women's College Transitions / Rachelle Winkle-Wagner 55
4. African American Female Students at Historically Black Colleges
Historical and Contemporary Considerations / Marybeth Gasman 73
5. African american Women at Highly Selective Colleges
How African American Campus Communities Shape Experiences / MaryBeth Walpole 85
PART THREE. THE GRADUATE EXPERIENCE
6. Professional Socialization, Politicized raced and Gendered Experience, and Black Female Graduate Students
A Road Map for Structural Transformation / Venice Thandi Sule 111
7. Does Where they Start Matter?
A Comparative Analysis of African American Women Doctoral Recipients Who started in a Two-Year Versus a Four-Year Institution / Carolyn Buck 131
8. A Look Back and A Look Ahead
How to Navigate the Doctoral Degree Process Successfully / Benita J. Barnes 161
Afterword / Wynetta Y. Lee 183
Editors and Contributors 189
Index 191
Additional Authors: Bush, V. Barbara
Gafford Muhammad, Crystal
Walpole, MaryBeth, 1960-
Notes: LCCN: 2009052928
ISBN: 9781579223564 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1579223567 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781579223571 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1579223575 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: xiii, 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 277203951
ISBN/ISSN: 9781579223564
1579223567
9781579223571
1579223575

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