ERIC Number: ED239527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Last Sabbatical: A Midlife Journey. College Teaching Monograph.
Loewenstein, Sophie Freud
The views of a professor of social work about her sabbatical leave overseas as a point of transition in her academic career, and as an occasion for challenge and reflection in her life and work, are presented. She left to escape the pressures of duties, obligations, strictures, and expectations that surround a relatively successful academic career, as well as to learn new clinical social work skills and to gain in personal development. Issues concerning midlife, professional relationships, relationships between male and female clinicians, and separation from a familiar culture and personal ties are addressed. Philosophical, personal, and professional concerns are shared and illustrated by quotes from literature and philosophy. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Development, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Individual Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Sabbatical Leaves, Self Actualization
University of North Dakota, Office of Instructional Development, Box 8161, University Station, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Office of Instructional Development.