Journey toward becoming a counselor education doctoral student

Perspectives of women of color

Melissa Zeligman, Diandra Janelle Prescod, Jennifer H. Greene

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Women of color are underrepresented in university settings, both as students and faculty, when compared to national representation within the population. A lack of representation results in fewer role models for women of color, as well as limited peer support from those with a shared experience. Experiences of racism and sexism also exist, further contributing to the unique experience of being a woman of color within higher education. This study explores the journey and experiences of women of color (N = 5) as they enter into their first semesters as counselor education, PhD students. Results revealed six themes: diversity (racial/ethnic) within the program, racial/cultural awareness, setting an example, sacrifices/challenges of PhD, and the journey to a PhD program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-79
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Negro Education
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Journey toward becoming a counselor education doctoral student : Perspectives of women of color. / Zeligman, Melissa; Prescod, Diandra Janelle; Greene, Jennifer H.

In: Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 84, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 66-79.

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