Individual Presentation or Panel Title

Sisterhood of the Traveling Cohort (or How a Diverse Group of Women Found Strength and Friendship through the Ed.D. Program)

Titles of Presentations in a Panel

We anticipate an open discussion in how our diversity brought us together and in which we found strength, wisdom, and friendship. We are black, white, Southern, transient, native-born and immigrant women.

Abstract

In this presentation, the discussants explore the ways in which their evolving relationships with each other influenced their formal education during the Ed.D. program. Each individual group member's unique life's experiences intersected and interacted with others in the group resulting in a deeper understanding of our formal studies. The Georgia Southern Ed.d. program created space for an appreciation of diversity and the stories of these doctoral students' shared experiences serve as valuable evidence of their evolving understanding of the field of curriculum studies and the importance of the development of relationships between cohort members (Pinar, 1975).

Presentation Description

A panel discussion among a diverse group of female doctoral students exploring the ways in which the relationships they formed with each other as commuting cohort members not only sustained them during the Ed.D. program, but also provided space for enriching scholarship and friendship.

Keywords

Ed.D. program, commuter, female doctoral students, currere, relationships

Location

Oglethorpe

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Cohort (or How a Diverse Group of Women Found Strength and Friendship through the Ed.D. Program)

Oglethorpe

In this presentation, the discussants explore the ways in which their evolving relationships with each other influenced their formal education during the Ed.D. program. Each individual group member's unique life's experiences intersected and interacted with others in the group resulting in a deeper understanding of our formal studies. The Georgia Southern Ed.d. program created space for an appreciation of diversity and the stories of these doctoral students' shared experiences serve as valuable evidence of their evolving understanding of the field of curriculum studies and the importance of the development of relationships between cohort members (Pinar, 1975).