ERIC Number: ED157415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Careers and Couples: An Academic Question.
Hoffmann, Leonore, Ed.; DeSole, Gloria, Ed.
The 20 articles in this collection concern issues faced by couples in academe. One group of articles considers part-time careers, independent scholarly work, or intermittent employment, which may be viable alternatives for women with families or those who feel less need for a full-time job. The need for institutional policies to support part-time careers is discussed. Experiences with the dual career and difficulties of being an academic couple are discussed in several articles. A great role change, or the man following a woman to a new position, is described as are the antecedent conditions in a university which would not recognize the qualifications of the professional wife. In another article, a divorced professional woman and mother describes a career-couple conflict. In several articles, married academics describe the positive and negative aspects of sharing an appointment, a variation on part-time in which two people share one full-time appointment. Other articles describe responses to two different stereotypes: the faculty wife and the homosexual couple. Articles in the appendices address the problems of the professionally unemployed and provide information from the Modern Language Association Commission on the Status of Women: Affirmative Action for Women in 1971. Additional reading and resource persons are also listed. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Career Opportunities, College Environment, College Faculty, Employed Women, Females, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Marriage, Part Time Faculty, Partnership Teachers, Role Perception, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Spouses, Teacher Employment
Modern Language Association of America, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10011, ISBN 0-87352-328-8, ($3.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. Commission on the Status of Women.
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