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Title:Reconstructing Resilience: Including African -American Female Students in Educational Resiliency Research
Author(s):Evans-Winters, Venus E.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Wanda S. Pillow
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:Understanding that educational resilience is a process that is contextually bound, the study also includes a social, political, and economic historical analysis of the city where the study took place. Also, very important to this study is that the researcher introduces a new theoretical and methodological approach to studying school experiences of African American female students, called post-womanist research. Post-womanist research methods combine the tenets of postmodernism and Black feminism, for the study of resilience in urban education settings. The findings of the study indicate that the most educationally resilient students were those students who were able to access resources from the family, community, and school simultaneously. This research study has implications for urban education, social work practice, and women studies.
Issue Date:2003
Description:305 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086056
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003

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