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ERIC Number: ED277941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Toward Personhood: Uniting the Professional Woman's "Dual Careers."
Lischin, Stevi; Smith, Robert Charles
While professional women may experience their "dual careers" at home and at work as a source of inner fragmentation, this fragmentation can be a vehicle for developing a greater sense of personhood. Recent data show that women who combine work, marriage, and motherhood are experiencing more general psychological well being than are other women. Some conditions which help to foster the well being of these women include the development of more egalitarian families, changing attitudes about working women, and the woman's own inner experience of personhood. Moving toward wholeness and personhood is a complex and highly individualized process. In facilitating this process with adults in an educational setting, it is important to: (1) help professional and personal learnings to occur in relationship with each other; (2) respond to both male and female qualities of students; and (3) develop nurturant learning atmospheres. The "dual career" issues involved in professional development affect men as well as women. To develop as complete human beings, men have as much to gain by being family members as women do by being professionals. (NB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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