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ERIC Number: EJ889664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Teaching Work and Family to Undergraduate Students: Catalyzing Pedagogical, Curricular, and Programmatic Innovations
Sweet, Stephen; Mumm, Joshua; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Casey, Judith
Teaching Sociology, v36 n1 p58-65 2008
In 2006 and 2007, two workshops on teaching work-family courses were held at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association. This article examines the current challenges and strategies of teaching work-family, as identified by workshop participants, and the resources that are available through the Sloan Work and Family Research Network. Three concerns are considered: pedagogy, curriculum and programming. Analysis of syllabi, course catalogues, and teaching activities reveal that work-family scholars are making innovative contributions to teaching, but work-family has yet to have a firm position in the undergraduate curriculum. We argue that increasing undergraduate's exposure to work-family concerns is one of the most significant challenges--and potential contributions--for work-family scholars to address. (Contains 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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