Sherry K. Watt

Sherry K. Watt
University of Iowa | UI · Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

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This chapter provides guiding principles for designing and implementing successful multicultural initiatives. A rationale for why these elements transcend both higher education and student affairs settings is presented. In addition to providing guiding principles, this chapter includes advice for socially and politically conscious-minded profession...
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This chapter briefly overviews the Principles and Practices of the Circle of Trust® approach and shares an example of how those ideals informed how an instructor team facilitated a multiculturalism in higher education and student affairs course.
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This chapter discusses ways student affairs professionals can use the privileged identity exploration model to facilitate difficult discussions at the intersections of religious privilege. Examples are given and practical suggestions offered on ways to create conditions for productive dialogue.
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In this qualitative study, the authors examined master's-level counselor trainees' reactions to difficult dialogues in the classroom regarding racism, heterosexism/homophobia, and ableism over a 3-year period. Using the Consensual Qualitative Research method as introduced by C. E. Hill, B. J. Thompson, and E. N. Williams (1997), the data analysis t...
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This study examines racial identity attitudes, womanist identity attitudes, and self-esteem of 111 African American college women attending two historically black higher educational institutions, one coeducational and one single-sex. the major findings indicate that preencounter and encounter attitudes of racial and womanist identity are correlated...
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This chapter describes and discusses spiritual lives of African American female college students, including elements of coping, resisting, and developing identity.
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Loevinger's (J. Loevinger & R. Wessler, 1976) Washington Sentence Completion Test of ego development and Black and White versions of the Racial Identity Attitude Scale (J. E. Helms & R. T. Carter, 1990; T. A. Parham & J. E. Helms, 1981) were administered to 38 graduate students at the beginning, middle, and end of their counseling program. All 3 co...
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The evolution of college sports is presented and current student athletes are described.
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What is racism? A thematic analysis of seventeen narrative accounts in this issue of personal experiences with racism is reported. Specific themes are discussed within conceptual categories of systematic oppression, grieving, awakening of critical consciousness, coping mechanisms, and power. Racism is deconstructed through these stories; new paths...
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Previous writings (e.g., Constantine, Richardson, Benjamin, & Wilson, 1998; Helms, 1995) have summarized the contributions of various Black racial identity theories to the understanding of the identity development process of Black Americans. In particular. Cross's (1971) initial nigrescence model has been cited as a significant influence in the for...
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Examined cultural congruity, womanist identity attitudes, and life satisfaction among 165 17-23 yr old African American women attending historically Black and predominantly White colleges and universities. Measures included the Cultural Congruity Scale, Womanist Identity Attitude Scale, Satisfaction With Life Scale and a demographic questionnaire....

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