Promoting Equity: Examining a Model of Success for African American Women in Mathematics

Viveka Borum

Abstract


A model of success (MoS) is proposed by the researcher for African American women and women in general, who are pursuing degrees in the field of mathematics. The model was developed by examining the historical and present-day experiences of African American women mathematicians. This model describes extrinsic and intrinsic factors that mediate the educational experiences of African American women in mathematics.

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