ERIC Number: ED296632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Academic Women Working towards Equality.
The status of efforts to achieve equality for women faculty members in higher education is considered. The method used by Jessie Bernard in "Academic Women" is replicated: presenting a wide variety of studies pertaining directly or indirectly to faculty women and then suggesting larger trends indicated by the findings. In addition, interviews were conducted with 20 female faculty members at a large, prestigious, northeastern research university representing a wide range of disciplines. Topics of discussion cover: career choices and the factors that lead women to these choices; the formal indicators of women's status in academe, such as salary, rank, and tenure; the differences in perceptions of women and men faculty members as well as their interpretation of their academic role; the informal relationships between academic women and their colleagues and sponsor/mentor relationships between women students and faculty members and between junior and senior faculty members; and marital status--the problems women face in reconciling career and family choices, and the institutional supports and barriers they encounter. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Affirmative Action, Blacks, Career Choice, College Faculty, Employment Practices, Family Status, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Marital Status, Mentors, Minority Groups, Personnel Policy, Salary Wage Differentials, Scholarship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teacher Salaries, Tenure, Women Faculty
Bergin & Garvey Publishers, 670 Amherst Road, South Hadley, MA 01075 ($10.95 paper copy--ISBN-0-89789-114-7; $29.95 cloth copy--ISBN-0-89789-111-2).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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