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By Kelly Ward,Lisa Wolf-Wendel

Academic Motherhood tells the tale of over 100 girls who're either professors and moms and examines how they navigated their expert lives at diversified occupation phases. Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel base their findings on a longitudinal examine that asks how girls college at the tenure tune deal with paintings and relations of their early careers (pre-tenure) whilst their young children are younger (under the age of five), after which back in mid-career (post-tenure) while their little ones are older. the ladies studied paintings in a number of institutional settings—research universities, complete universities, liberal arts faculties, and group colleges—and in a number of disciplines, together with the sciences, the arts, and the social sciences.

Much of the present literature on balancing paintings and family members provides a pessimistic view and provides cautionary stories of what to prevent and the way to prevent it. by contrast, the aim of Academic Motherhood is to aid tenure tune college and the associations at which they're hired “make it work.” Writing for directors, potential and present college in addition to students, Ward and Wolf-Wendel deliver a component of wish and optimism to the subject of labor and kin in academe. they supply perception and coverage options that help college with youngsters and provide mechanisms for problem-solving at own, departmental, institutional, and nationwide levels.

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