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 expert lives at diverse occupation levels. Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel base their findings on a longitudinal research that asks how ladies school at the tenure song deal with paintings and relations of their early careers (pre-tenure) whilst their teenagers are younger (under the age of five), after which back in mid-career (post-tenure) whilst their little ones are older. the ladies studied paintings in a variety of institutional settings—research universities, entire universities, liberal arts schools, and group colleges—and in numerous disciplines, together with the sciences, the arts, and the social sciences.
Much of the present literature on balancing paintings and kin provides a pessimistic view and gives cautionary stories of what to prevent and the way to prevent it. by contrast, the target of Academic Motherhood is to assist tenure song 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 kinfolk in academe. they supply perception and coverage options that aid 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