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ERIC Number: EJ720712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Gender as a Barrier for Women with Children in Academe
Armenti, Carmen
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v34 n1 p1-26 2004
This research involved in-depth interviews with nineteen women professors, drawn from across various faculties and ranks at one Canadian university, and was intended to explore the interconnections between the women's personal and professional lives. The women in this study chose to combine having children with an academic career. Most of them depicted their career trajectory as a lifelong challenge, one that was both fulfilling and prestigious. In contrast, the women reported a number of obstacles in their career paths that served to prevent them from gaining full membership in academic life. This study probes the nature of such obstacles that are grouped into two categories: the child-related time crunch and the career-related time crunch. As a result of these obstacles, the women encountered childbearing/childrearing problems, research dilemmas, a willingness to leave the academy, and denial of tenure and promotion. Findings call for a restructuring of academic careers in order to effectively accommodate women with children in the profession. (Contains 1 table.)
The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, P.O. Box 34091, RPO Fort Richmond, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5T5. Tel: 204-474-6404; Fax: 204-474-7561.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada