Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

La integración de mujeres en la Escuela Superior Militar ‘Eloy Alfaro’ (ESMIL): Un proceso modelo derivado del caso del Ecuador
by Shackell, Lezlie Lynae, M.A., Howard University, 2009, 110; 1469377
Abstract (Summary)

In October 1999, the Ecuadorian Military Academy accepted women as regular officer cadets. Previously, few women studied there, and all completed an abbreviated program before commissioning as medical, legal, or dental “special branch” officers.

Few preparatory studies were conducted, and the incorporation was largely undocumented. A review of the limited materials produced the hypothesis that a success model of women’s integration into military schools and armed forces comprises three stages: historical, pre-incorporation and actual incorporation, with required steps in each.

The model derives from field research in Ecuador, examination of historical precedents and integration in other national armed forces, and the status of Ecuadorian women. This thesis analyzes data from Ecuador and elsewhere and details actions to facilitate incorporation processes.

Fifteen years ago, many countries began military professionalization efforts, including women’s integration, but these are understudied. This model analyzes Ecuador’s process and provides a detailed comparative basis for future research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Roof, Maria
Commitee: Davis, James J., Roof, Maria, Tibbits, Mercedes
School: Howard University
Department: Modern Languages and Literatures
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Modern language, Womens studies, Gender studies, Military studies
Keywords: La mujer militar, Mujer militar, Mujeres en la ESMIL, Women in Latin American militaries, Women in the Ecuadorian military, Women in the military
Publication Number: 1469377
ISBN: 9781109372618
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