By Kelly Ward,Lisa Wolf-Wendel
Academic Motherhood tells the tale of over 100 ladies who're either professors and moms and examines how they navigated their specialist lives at diverse profession phases. Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel base their findings on a longitudinal learn that asks how girls school at the tenure tune deal with paintings and relations of their early careers (pre-tenure) whilst their young ones are younger (under the age of five), after which back in mid-career (post-tenure) whilst their childrens are older. the ladies studied paintings in a number institutional settings—research universities, finished universities, liberal arts schools, and group colleges—and in quite a few disciplines, together with the sciences, the arts, and the social sciences.
Much of the prevailing literature on balancing paintings and kinfolk offers a pessimistic view and provides cautionary stories of what to prevent and the way to prevent it. against this, the objective of Academic Motherhood is to aid tenure song college and the associations at which they're hired “make it work.” Writing for directors, potential and present school in addition to students, Ward and Wolf-Wendel convey a component of wish and optimism to the subject of labor and relations in academe. they supply perception and coverage suggestions that help college with young children and provide mechanisms for problem-solving at own, departmental, institutional, and nationwide levels.
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Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family by Kelly Ward,Lisa Wolf-Wendel