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Contesting the Terrain of the Ivory Tower

Spiritual Leadership of African American Women in the Academy

By Rochelle Garner

Routledge – 2004 – 152 pages

Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

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Description

This study examines the leadership of three African-American women administrators in higher education, and how they have used their spirituality as a lens to lead in the academy. The central questions in this case study include: How do African-American women make meaning of their spiritual selves in their everyday leadership practices? How does their spirituality influence their work and the type of relationships they develop with others in the academy? What are the ways in which these three women have used their spirituality as a lens to lead, and how does this leadership impact the social, cultural and political construct of a male-dominated arena?

Contents

1. When and Where We Enter the Academy: Telling (Her) Story 2. Surveying the Literature 3. Methodology 4. Flat-Footed Truths: Telling Black Women's Lives 5. The Soul of My Sisters: Talkin' and Testifyin' 6. Still Lifting as We Climb 7. Our Spiritual Strivings

Author Bio

Rochelle Garner is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University.

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  2. History

Name: Contesting the Terrain of the Ivory Tower: Spiritual Leadership of African American Women in the Academy (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Rochelle Garner. This study examines the leadership of three African-American women administrators in higher education, and how they have used their spirituality as a lens to lead in the academy. The central questions in this case study include: How do African-American...
Categories: Education, History