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ERIC Number: EJ1090497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-7882
From Dialogue to Action: Consciousness-Raising with Academic Mothers
Seher, Christin L.; Iverson, Susan V.
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v8 n1 p17-28 2015
In this article, the authors argue that facilitated dialogues with academic mothers can provide space for consciousness-raising, validation, co-mentoring, and taking action. Stemming from the authors' experiences of negotiating motherhood in the academy, and their facilitation of a book discussion about academic motherhood through a faculty professional development opportunity, the authors chronicle their experience and describe how dialogue evolved into a site for validation of academic mothers' feelings and frustrations, for making visible the multiple roles academic mothers are balancing, and for the need to create advocacy and support for academic mothers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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