By Kelly Ward,Lisa Wolf-Wendel
Academic Motherhood tells the tale of over 100 girls who're either professors and moms and examines how they navigated their specialist lives at diversified profession levels. Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel base their findings on a longitudinal examine that asks how ladies college at the tenure tune deal with paintings and family members of their early careers (pre-tenure) whilst their kids are younger (under the age of five), after which back in mid-career (post-tenure) while their little ones are older. the ladies studied paintings in various institutional settings—research universities, complete universities, liberal arts schools, and group colleges—and in numerous disciplines, together with the sciences, the arts, and the social sciences.
Much of the prevailing literature on balancing paintings and family members offers a pessimistic view and gives cautionary stories of what to prevent and the way to prevent it. by contrast, the objective of Academic Motherhood is to assist tenure music school and the associations at which they're hired “make it work.” Writing for directors, potential and present college in addition to students, Ward and Wolf-Wendel deliver a component of desire and optimism to the subject of labor and family members in academe. they supply perception and coverage options that help college with young children and supply mechanisms for problem-solving at own, departmental, institutional, and nationwide levels.
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