Doctor of Philosophy
Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Date of Defense
Dr. Thomasina Hassler
Dr. Rob Good
Dr. Phyliss Balcerzak
Dr. Billie Mayo
This is a qualitative autoethnographic study of a Black mother in the Midwest region as she navigates the educational system for her children. This is a research document that informs the reader of the impact of racism and the intersectional identity of race, gender, and motherhood. The importance of intersectionality is highlighted in this research, and so it is that the mother is middle-class to articulate that poverty, access to resources, or the educational attainment of the mother are not necessarily mitigating factors for the treatment she receives within the educational setting. Moreover, is serves as a guide for other Black mothers and teachers who care about Black families to call for a change (e.g., shift, deconstruction, and reconstruction) in the educational system at large.
Hunter, Amy A., "A Middle-Class Mother's Journey on Navigating the Educational System: The Impact of Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and Class in Schools" (2023). Dissertations. 1298.
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