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This essay examines the experience of women faculty of color in institutions of higher education, specifically focusing on the lived experiences of Latinas and the role of mentorship. Mentorship for women of color in higher education is essential to increasing tenure rates, overall success in academia, and the retention and recruitment of Latina and African American female students, particularly in predominately White institutions, to break through the glass ceiling. This essay explores historical accounts of the formation of the education system, the history of mentorship, and the different forms of mentorship for Latinas.

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2016

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Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education

Mentorship and Women of Color in Higher Education: The Stronger Our Voice, the Greater Impact We Might Forge

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