• Laura Parson


In this chapter, I provide an overview of the research that provided the foundation for this book and describe the methodological procedures that guided my exploration of readiness for higher education for women who have left Mormon fundamentalist polygamy. I discuss feminist standpoint theory as the theoretical framework that informed this study, life history data collection, and analysis methods; introduce the woman participants whose experiences I explored in this book; review prior research on readiness for higher education; discuss the limitations of the study; and provide an overview of each chapter of the book.


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  • Laura Parson
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  1. 1.Educational Foundations, Leadership, and TechnologyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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