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ERIC Number: EJ1049933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Academic Mothers: Exploring Disciplinary Perspectives
Wolf-Wendel, Lisa; Ward, Kelly
Innovative Higher Education, v40 n1 p19-35 Feb 2015
In this article we explore the role of academic discipline on the careers of tenure-line faculty women with children. Longitudinal, qualitative findings show that disciplinary contexts and ideal worker norms shape what it means to be an academic and a mother. Even after achieving tenure, ideal worker norms affect these roles; professional advancement is not a given in the academic pipeline. Institutions of higher education must create environments that facilitate the promotion of women to the rank of full professor and into administrative positions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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