Educational journeys of Barbadian women

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dc.contributor.advisor Mulvihill, Thalia M., 1963- Edghill, Gina. en_US 2011-06-09T15:28:53Z 2011-06-09T15:28:53Z 2010 en_US 2010
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dc.description.abstract This study is an exploration of the educational experiences of women from the Caribbean island of Barbados who traveled to the USA to pursue higher education. An autoethnography research methodology was used in order to capture each woman’s educational experiences. Autoethnography also supported the inclusion of the researcher’s voice and interpretations as a Barbadian woman fitting the criteria for participation. These educational journeys represented the field and cultural world under study. Through analysis, themes emerged from each woman's description of Influential Others; Protagonist Self; and Educational Settings within her storied journey. Storied experiences in relation to race, ethnicity, and being women and the role American Higher Education had in each woman's life were also analyzed. The emergent themes supported the existence of a web of interacting narratives spun first in Barbados and extending to American Higher Education. Through the educational settings each woman interacted with, this web of narratives linked her educational journey to the narratives of the people who went before her; beside her; and after her. This web of narratives also supports each woman’s storied understanding of self, others, and settings within that journey.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.format.extent v, 307 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Barbados. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Graduate students, Foreign -- United States.
dc.subject.lcsh Women graduate students -- United States.
dc.title Educational journeys of Barbadian women en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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