African American Female Leadership in Education
University of Phoenix
Communication Strategies 705
July 18, 2010
Professor Leah Hollis, EdD.
Davis, A. T. (2009). “Empowering African american women in higher education through mentoring.” Journal of the National Society of Allied Health, 6.7, 53(6). Retrieved from http://findgalegroup.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com
This article discussed the many efforts that are geared towards more advancement opportunities for African American women in the higher education realm. Such advancements like mentoring programs were suggested to assist in the advancement of African American women into leadership positions. The article also discussed how discrimination against not only women, but also discrimination against African American women and how it continues in the work place. It discussed factors, such as, increased enrollment in colleges and universities and graduation rates of African American women, in addition to how these accomplishments did not matter towards acquiring leadership roles. Barriers to mentoring were sociopolitical issues, glass ceilings, dualism of race and gender, attitudinal barriers and absence of mentoring. Some benefits to mentoring and elements of a strong mentoring program were discussed as well. To conclude, constructive mentoring programs were highly suggested to the success of women leadership expansion.
Grimes, M.L. (2005). Re-Constructing the Leadership Model of Social Justice for African-American Women in Education. Advancing Women in Leadership, 191, pp.1-7. Retrieved from http://proquest.umi.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com In this brief article, the author provides a social justice model of leadership for African American female education leaders to use to prepare black scholars to carry on the legacy of maintaining a black educational society. A study is conducted involving four...