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"History" Vs. "Herstory:" The Jobs And Roles Of Women During World War Ii, William J. Richter Dec 2013

"History" Vs. "Herstory:" The Jobs And Roles Of Women During World War Ii, William J. Richter

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The word “history” has been defined as events in the past that were written down or recorded. It has been men (“his,” “story”) who usually have been the ones to record the written past. What about women? Should an event in the past that was written down be called “herstory?” The most interesting part of history, to me at least, has been the study of World War II. Throughout all of my course work in high school, undergraduate, and even graduate work, men have claimed most of the honors for their efforts in winning the war. What about the women ...


Dotson, Allene Dooley (Sc 2780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Dotson, Allene Dooley (Sc 2780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2780. Paper titled "History of the Bowling Green Female Academy" written by Allene Dooley Dotson for a history class at Western Kentucky University.


High School Textbooks And The Changing Narratives Of Woman Suffrage, Kellian Clink Sep 2013

High School Textbooks And The Changing Narratives Of Woman Suffrage, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

History textbooks are criticized for their dry prose, lack of description of causation, and ability to turn students away from the discipline of history. The authors surveyed 16 textbooks from 1933 through 2005 studying their coverage of woman suffrage. The textbooks treat the issue summarily and miss a great opportunity to describe the injustices perpetuated against women, the valor and courage of the activists who persisted and won during a sustained battle by hundreds of thousands of determined women. Furthermore, the textbooks surveyed end with the amendment and do not immediately put it into historical context, with the right to ...


Gauging The Gender Divide In The Middle East’S Educational System: Causes, Concerns, And The Impetus For Change, Nadia B. Ahmad Sep 2013

Gauging The Gender Divide In The Middle East’S Educational System: Causes, Concerns, And The Impetus For Change, Nadia B. Ahmad

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Marriage Vows And Economic Discrimination: The Married Teacher Problem, Sabrina Thomas Jul 2013

Marriage Vows And Economic Discrimination: The Married Teacher Problem, Sabrina Thomas

Sabrina Thomas

This study analyzes the rapid increase of economic discrimination against married women teachers in the early twentieth century, particularly during the Depression. It challenges the notion that economic discrimination against married women teachers was simple, easy, and largely was unchallenged. I argue that the creation and proliferation of marriage bars in the early twentieth century involved a compounded and multifaceted set of economic and social concerns. Support for this argument is accomplished by examination of the national debate on marriage bars as well as careful investigation of the local debate illustrated in Huntington, West Virginia.


Women Principals Of Jewish Secular High Schools In Israel: Access And Progress, Dana Michelle Lebental Jul 2013

Women Principals Of Jewish Secular High Schools In Israel: Access And Progress, Dana Michelle Lebental

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

This quantitative investigation focused on women high school principals at Jewish secular schools throughout Israel. Despite challenges, Israeli women have succeeded in obtaining over half of the principal positions at Jewish secular high schools, but the degree to which there is equal gender access to leadership roles in the school system remains unclear. This study examined whether there was clustering of women in high school principal positions in certain geographical areas, the process by which these women obtained principal positions, what obstacles the women overcame, and an analysis if respondents differed by district in terms of their career paths, career ...


The Career Development Of Asian American Female Visual Artists, Sharon Yih-Chih Lee Jul 2013

The Career Development Of Asian American Female Visual Artists, Sharon Yih-Chih Lee

Theses and Dissertations

The Asian American population is one of the fastest growing racial groups within the United States, and will soon become a significant proportion of the nations' work force (Census, 2008). It is important for counselors and other helping professional to better understand the needs of this population in order to better prepare them for the nation's workforce. Given the limitations of the current knowledge pertaining to Asian American career development, researchers have called for additional studies examining the career development process for Asian Americans (Flores et al., 2006; Leong & Serifica, 1995).

A notable gap in today's Asian American vocational literature is on the career development process for those who pursue underrepresented occupations, such as work in the humanities and arts. Researchers have noted that Asian American vocational research has predominantly focused on occupations in which there are more representation, such as Investigative or Enterprising fields (Escueta & O'brien, 1991), the unique career concerns of specific ethnic groups (Kim, 1993; Yang, 1991), familial involvement in career (Tang, Fouad, & Smith, 2004), or provides a broad conceptualization of career development of Asian Americans (Leong, 1986; Leong, 1991 ...


Women's Awareness Of Cancer Symptoms: A Review Of The Literature, Sandra C. Jones, Keryn Johnson Jun 2013

Women's Awareness Of Cancer Symptoms: A Review Of The Literature, Sandra C. Jones, Keryn Johnson

Sandra Jones

Improvements in cancer detection and treatment have led to consistent declines in mortality from many cancers. However, many patients present for treatment at a point where more invasive treatment is required and/or treatment outcomes are less than optimal. One factor that has been consistently shown to be associated with late diagnosis and treatment is delay in seeking help for symptoms. This paper reviews the literature on women's awareness of cancer symptoms and aims to identify knowledge gaps that need to be addressed in order to improve help-seeking behaviors. The discovery of substantial gaps in awareness suggest a need ...


Franklin Female College - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Franklin Female College - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2720. Bound typescript of the Board of Trustees minutes from the Franklin Female College, Franklin, Kentucky. (155 p.)


Raising Daughters To Become Leaders, Susan R. Madsen May 2013

Raising Daughters To Become Leaders, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

The purpose of this six-minute message is to share, in an engaging way, some key highlights from a variety of studies on how high profile women were raised to become leaders. It will focus on what influencers (e.g., parents, siblings, and relatives) did to rear their daughters, granddaughters, nieces, etc. to become the influential women they are today.


The Lived Experiences Of African American Women With Breast Cancer: Implications For Counselors, Latasha K. Clay May 2013

The Lived Experiences Of African American Women With Breast Cancer: Implications For Counselors, Latasha K. Clay

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Qualitative phenomenological methodology was used to explore the lived experiences of African American women diagnosed with breast cancer. Phenomenology focuses on the meaning of the lived experiences of individuals experiencing a concept, structure, or phenomenon (Creswell, 2007). The purpose of phenomenological research is to identify phenomena as perceived by the individual. Utilizing an existential perspective, the focus of this study was to uncover meaning which defined the essence of the participants’ experiences. Seven African American women diagnosed with breast cancer participated in this study. The participants’ ages ranged from 33-63 years. A semi-structured interview process with open-ended questions was utilized ...


The Female Quixote As Promoter Of Social Literacy, Amy Hodges Apr 2013

The Female Quixote As Promoter Of Social Literacy, Amy Hodges

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

In Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote, the unruly Arabella clashes with the eighteenth century’s conception of England as an orderly, unromantic site of commercial trade. Arabella’s romances prompt her to expect certain power structures from English society; she invites others to see her body as a spectacle and expects that her actions will solidify her status as a powerful woman. Yet Lennox reveals that English society sees Arabella’s body not as powerful, but as an object upon which they may construct their own potential site for the exchange of knowledge, an objectification that neither Arabella nor ...


Madam Britannia: Women, Church, And Nation, 1712-1812, By Emma Major, Kathryn Stasio Apr 2013

Madam Britannia: Women, Church, And Nation, 1712-1812, By Emma Major, Kathryn Stasio

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

No abstract provided.


Cultivating Resources In Hard Times, Catherine Ingrassia Apr 2013

Cultivating Resources In Hard Times, Catherine Ingrassia

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

No abstract provided.


Supporting Women Scholars: How To Get Things Done In Hard Times, Mona Narain Apr 2013

Supporting Women Scholars: How To Get Things Done In Hard Times, Mona Narain

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

No abstract provided.


Socio-Economic Profile Of Muslims: A State Profile Of Maharashtra, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2013

Socio-Economic Profile Of Muslims: A State Profile Of Maharashtra, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Chapter 1: Pages 4-18 An Overview Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Head, Department of Economics SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai Chapter 2: Pages 19-69 Socio Economic Status of Muslims in Maharashtra Shri. Prakash Chandra Mishra, Research Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Ms. Amruta Bavadekar, Independent Researcher Dr. Ruby Ojha, Associate Professor, Department of Economics SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai Chapter 3: Pages 70-87 Case Study I: Gilber Hill, Andheri (W) Mumbai Smt. Lalitha Dhara, Vice Principal, Ambedkar College of Arts and Commerce, Wadala, Mumbai Chapter 4: Pages 88-100 Case Study 2: Parbhani, Maharashtra Shri. Sanjay Phad, Assistant Professor, Department of ...


The Career Path Of The Female Superintendent: Why She Leaves, Kerry Robinson Mar 2013

The Career Path Of The Female Superintendent: Why She Leaves, Kerry Robinson

Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study used a phenomenological approach to determine the reasons why women leave the superintendency. This study not only illustrated the different ways a woman can leave the position of superintendent but also the reasons she would choose to leave. These reasons can be either positive or negative, but they rarely are the sole cause for why a woman leaves the position. This interview study of 20 female participants who served as superintendent in the Commonwealth of Virginia identified four main themes as to why a woman chose to leave the superintendency. These included: (a) it wasn’t the ...


Edmunds Family Papers (Mss 443), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Edmunds Family Papers (Mss 443), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 443. Correspondence, deeds, legal and other personal papers of the Edmunds family of North Carolina and Caldwell County, Kentucky. Includes genealogical data and papers of associated families, primarily the Cameron family of North Carolina.


Examining The Career Experiences Among Oregon Female School Superintendents, Heather Hutchinson Cordie Jan 2013

Examining The Career Experiences Among Oregon Female School Superintendents, Heather Hutchinson Cordie

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Despite representing the majority of the teaching ranks in our K-12 public school systems, women continue to be underrepresented in the position of K-12 superintendent. Women make-up approximately 65% of the educational workforce, yet they only fill about 14% of the superintendent positions (Brunner, 2000). Research indicates that women experience different career paths from their male counterparts, their opportunities to benefit from mentors and other, formal/informal support structures are quite different, and the definition and description of their role varies considerably as the ascend to the role of superintendent. This study explores the experiences of four women who serve ...


Women Pursuing Nontraditional Careers : A Social Cognitive Career Theory Perspective, Julia A. Ericksen Jan 2013

Women Pursuing Nontraditional Careers : A Social Cognitive Career Theory Perspective, Julia A. Ericksen

ETD Archive

Women pursuing nontraditional careers face many obstacles and constraints that can limit or impede their career development. Those who wish to participate in trades and construction occupations must often overcome the absence of meaningful learning experiences and role models, weak self-efficacy beliefs, uncertain outcome expectations along with cultural and institutional barriers. Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994) provides a theoretical framework to study the career development of these women. The learning experiences, self-efficacy beliefs, and outcome expectations of 73 women with expressed Realistic interests were examined to further illuminate their career interest development. Results of this study ...


Islam And The Everyday Life Literacy Practices Of Newly Literate Moroccan Women, Reddad Erguig, Laura A. Valdiviezo Jan 2013

Islam And The Everyday Life Literacy Practices Of Newly Literate Moroccan Women, Reddad Erguig, Laura A. Valdiviezo

Laura A. Valdiviezo

No abstract provided.


The Underrepresentation Of African American Women Faculty: A Phenomenological Study Exploring The Experiences Of Mcknight Doctoral Fellow Alumna Serving In The Professoriate, Dionne Jones Ferguson Jan 2013

The Underrepresentation Of African American Women Faculty: A Phenomenological Study Exploring The Experiences Of Mcknight Doctoral Fellow Alumna Serving In The Professoriate, Dionne Jones Ferguson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

While African American women have been participating in higher education for more than a century, they remain significantly underrepresented among college and university professors in America. This study was pursued in an attempt to address the underrepresentation of African American women faculty at public and private universities within the State of Florida. More importantly, the study aimed to examine the role of the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program (MDFP) in assisting McKnight Doctoral Fellow alumna in doctoral degree attainment, preparing them for the professoriate and contributing toward their professional success. A phenomenological methodological approach was used for this study, which was ...


Eeg Activity Of Men And Women With Dsm-5 Adult Ad/Hd, Franca Dupuy, Adam Clarke, Robert Barry, Rory Mccarthy, Mark Selikowitz Jan 2013

Eeg Activity Of Men And Women With Dsm-5 Adult Ad/Hd, Franca Dupuy, Adam Clarke, Robert Barry, Rory Mccarthy, Mark Selikowitz

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at the 23rd Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference, 20-22 Nov 2013, Wollongong, Australia


Updating Status: Tracing College Women’S Diverging Educational Pathways With Facebook, Erin Paige Allaman Jan 2013

Updating Status: Tracing College Women’S Diverging Educational Pathways With Facebook, Erin Paige Allaman

School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations

As young people incorporate digital media into the ecologies of their daily lives, new technologies play an important role in how they experience higher education while simultaneously creating a digital record of their educational pathways. Little research has been conducted that explores how Millennials’ forays into college life are defined by and documented with digital media.

In this dissertation, I draw on data from the Female Recruits Explore Engineering (FREE) and FREE Pathways studies (xploreengineering.org). These longitudinal studies were designed to understand the educational pathways of academically talented, women of color from low and lower-middle income families. After their ...


Living In A World With Eyeballs: How Women Make Meaning Of Body Image In The College Environment, Chrystal Ann Stanley Jan 2013

Living In A World With Eyeballs: How Women Make Meaning Of Body Image In The College Environment, Chrystal Ann Stanley

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Negative body image is pervasive among traditional, college-age women and takes a heavy toll on women's economic, personal, and political lives. Previous research has indicated that a large percentage of women hold negative views of their body. Women embarking on higher education are not exempt from these negative views. Conversely, college can pose challenges for women as they attempt to negotiate their academic, public, and personal identities.

While existing literature has provided insight regarding body-image issues among traditional-aged college women, little attention has been focused on the protective factors influencing body image. Addressing dissatisfaction with body image and identifying ...


Defining Moments Of Women Acuho-I Presidents, Lyn Redington Jan 2013

Defining Moments Of Women Acuho-I Presidents, Lyn Redington

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The time has come to tell the stories of women who have served as president of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I). This qualitative study focused on three of the eleven women who were elected to this prestigious position. While there is a plethora of research about women in leadership positions, including those in academics, there is a paucity of information about women who have served as president of this specific association. This research includes stories of these women and provides information about their family backgrounds, career paths, personal and professional mentors, and defining moments they ...


Financial Inclusion Of Female Garment Workers, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob Jan 2013

Financial Inclusion Of Female Garment Workers, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

Since the 1980s rapid growth in the manufacturing of ready-made garments for export has created new opportunities for women industrial workers in Bangladesh. This study explores ways of improving the financial capabilities of these young, inexperienced wage earners through a targeted program of financial education. It also aims to identify scalable financing models that can be replicated to increase the opportunities of garment workers. The project culminated in a workshop to share results from the research study and to elicit discussions and recommendations based on the findings of the study. Recommendations include a preference for in-factory training in peri-urban areas ...


From Pediatrics To Ministry Of Teaching: A Personal Journey, Sara Thompson Jan 2013

From Pediatrics To Ministry Of Teaching: A Personal Journey, Sara Thompson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Print Literacy, Acculturation And Acculturative Stress Among Mexican Immigrant Women, Alexander Modesto Cintron Jan 2013

The Relationship Between Print Literacy, Acculturation And Acculturative Stress Among Mexican Immigrant Women, Alexander Modesto Cintron

Wayne State University Dissertations

Abstract

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINT LITERACY, ACCULTURATION, AND ACCULTURATIVE STRESS AMONG MEXICAN IMMIGRANT WOMEN

by

ALEXANDER MODESTO CINTRON

March 2013

Advisor: Navaz Peshotan Bhavnagri

Major: Curriculum and Instruction

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

The purpose of this study was to examine print literacy, acculturation, and acculturative stress among one-hundred and six Mexican immigrant women participating in a family literacy program. The two hypotheses were: (1.) There is a relationship between (a) print literacy as measured by the Print Literacy Questionnaire and (b) acculturation as measured by the Multidimensional Acculturation Scale, and (2.) There is a relationship between (a) print literacy as ...


Perceptions Of Mentoring: Examining The Experiences Of Women Superintendents In Georgia, Scarlett Copeland Jan 2013

Perceptions Of Mentoring: Examining The Experiences Of Women Superintendents In Georgia, Scarlett Copeland

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The number of women superintendents working in Georgia public schools exceeds the national average, but unfortunately, when compared to the number of men in the same position, women are not as well represented. This gap between female and male superintendents, and the reasons why this disparity exist, has been the subject of many research studies. One possible explanation for this phenomenon is a lack of mentoring for women superintendents.

This descriptive mixed methods study gathered both quantitative and qualitative data on the mentoring experiences of women superintendents in Georgia. The quantitative participants in this study included 39 women superintendent in ...