A Long Way to Go: Conversations about Race by African American Faculty and Graduate Students

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Darrell Cleveland
Peter Lang, 2004 - EDUCATION - 275 pages
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"A Long Way to Go: Conversations about Race by African American Faculty and Graduate Students highlights the experiences and coping strategies of faculty members and graduate students pursuing Ph.D.s who have successfully navigated the academy despite hostile environments and hurdles that cause many to avoid or leave the academy. African American students and faculty often face problems such as isolation within a white environment, the misinterpretation of confidence as aggressiveness, and the need to work twice as hard as white peers in order to be taken seriously in their chosen careers. This book will assist both doctoral students and junior faculty in successfully completing the graduate school experience and transitioning into tenure-track positions, and will be of great interest to all higher education faculty and administrators who must address the complex issues of diversity in recruiting and retaining graduate students and faculty.
  

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Contents

Fred A Bonner II and Marcheta Evans
3
H RichardMilner
19
Joy L Gaston
32
Theodorea R Berry
47
PART II
73
Lisa D HobsonHorton
94
Kimberly Lenease King and Ivan E Watts
110
CHAPTER12 Dia Sekayi
131
Cyrus Marcellus Ellis
152
CHAPTER16 William A Smith
171
PART IV
191
Jerlando F L Jackson
211
Sibby AndasonThompkins Marybeth Gasman
228
Mark A Williams
241
Epilogue bv Etta R Hollins
249
Index
263

PART III
139

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About the author (2004)

The Editor: Darrell Cleveland is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Education at New Jersey City University in New Jersey. He earned his Ph.D. in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Ms.Ed in elementary education from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, and his B.A. in African American studies from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has been a middle school teacher in Philadelphia and worked with at-risk youth and individuals with mental illness and drug and alcohol addictions. Dr. Cleveland's areas of research interest include beginning teachers, out-of-field teaching, teacher shortage and teacher attrition, the state of black education, diversity and inclusion, and minorities in higher education.

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