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Title:Invited but excluded: Examining the underrepresentation of African American women and girls in STEM-based fields of education, and how historically Black colleges and universities are bridging the equity gap
Author(s):Breeden, T.J.
Director of Research:Kalatzis, Mary
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kalatzis, Mary
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Cope, Bill; Montebello, Matthew; Pak, Yoon
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):African American women, black girls, critical race feminism, critical race theory, equity, diversity, inclusion, phenomenological variant ecological systems theory, PVEST, representation, science, STEM, technology education.
Abstract:This dissertation explores the social, institutional, and structural conditions believed to be at the center of the racial disparities that influence access and participation within secondary and post-secondary environments of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. More specifically, this study investigates the disproportionate underrepresentation of African American women and girls in STEM fields of education, examines how the unique social experience of African American women is compounded by the intersectionality of their racial and gender identity, and investigates how Historically Black Colleges and Universities are making science and technology education more equitable, socially inclusive, and culturally representative of our broader academic society.
Issue Date:2021-04-23
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 T.J. Breeden
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-17
Date Deposited:2021-05

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