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Resilience and Success : The Professional Journeys of African American Women Scientists

By: Colley, Kabba E.
Contributor(s): Colley, Binta M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2013Description: 1 online resource (170 p.).ISBN: 9781453911310.Subject(s): African American women scientists | Scientists -- Employment -- United States -- Statistics | Women scientists -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Resilience and Success : The Professional Journeys of African American Women ScientistsDDC classification: 500.82 | 500.820973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Table of Contents; Preface vii; Acknowledgments xi; CHAPTER 1: Introduction 1; CHAPTER 2: History of Women in Science 5; CHAPTER 3: Contemporary Educational History of African American Women in Science 17; CHAPTER 4: Facts and Figures on African American Women in Science 30; CHAPTER 5: What Research Says 52; CHAPTER 6: Framework for Studying Race and Gender Issues in Science 68; CHAPTER 7: Survey and Case Study Methodology 84; CHAPTER 8: Survey Findings 89; CHAPTER 9: Interview Findings 103; CHAPTER 10: Framework for Success in Science and Policy Implications 120
APPENDIX I: Race, Gender, and Science Survey 135APPENDIX II: Interview Guide 139; SOURCES 141; INDEX 151
Summary: Resilience and Success charts the education and career trajectories of African American women scientists and sheds light as to why young African American females drop off the science map in high school. It constructs a story about the map, which includes exits, entrances and turns. This phenomenon was influenced by cultural and socio-economic issues; class, race relations and racial biases; geography and most important, opportunities and serendipity. None of the roads were smooth as these African American women followed in the footsteps of those who had gone before them. It is critical for young African American female students to know that they have a passion and sense of curiosity befitting a future scientist. The stories of these women serve as a model for the way families, teachers, counselors, community activists and policy makers can participate in developing a new generation of African American women scientists.
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Cover; Table of Contents; Preface vii; Acknowledgments xi; CHAPTER 1: Introduction 1; CHAPTER 2: History of Women in Science 5; CHAPTER 3: Contemporary Educational History of African American Women in Science 17; CHAPTER 4: Facts and Figures on African American Women in Science 30; CHAPTER 5: What Research Says 52; CHAPTER 6: Framework for Studying Race and Gender Issues in Science 68; CHAPTER 7: Survey and Case Study Methodology 84; CHAPTER 8: Survey Findings 89; CHAPTER 9: Interview Findings 103; CHAPTER 10: Framework for Success in Science and Policy Implications 120

APPENDIX I: Race, Gender, and Science Survey 135APPENDIX II: Interview Guide 139; SOURCES 141; INDEX 151

Resilience and Success charts the education and career trajectories of African American women scientists and sheds light as to why young African American females drop off the science map in high school. It constructs a story about the map, which includes exits, entrances and turns. This phenomenon was influenced by cultural and socio-economic issues; class, race relations and racial biases; geography and most important, opportunities and serendipity. None of the roads were smooth as these African American women followed in the footsteps of those who had gone before them. It is critical for young African American female students to know that they have a passion and sense of curiosity befitting a future scientist. The stories of these women serve as a model for the way families, teachers, counselors, community activists and policy makers can participate in developing a new generation of African American women scientists.

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Kabba E. Colley (Ed.D., Harvard University) is Chair and Associate Professor of Secondary and Middle School Education at William Paterson University. He has also served as Academic Vice President and Dean at Goddard College. His research focuses on gender issues in science, project-based learning and international education.<br> Binta M. Colley (Ph.D., Boston College) is Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, a fellow of the Food Systems Spire and a board member of Shelburne Farms. She teaches social studies across disciplines and incorporates issues of resilience related to changing global patterns.

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