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This book gathers together the unique personal reflections of 16 eminent women working in higher education across the world, in an attempt to understand why female academics are so under-represented in todays universities.
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Negotiating the Glass Ceiling

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Overview

This book gathers together the unique personal reflections of 16 eminent women working in higher education across the world, in an attempt to understand why female academics are so under-represented in todays universities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203975428
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 12/19/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Introduction 3
Pt. 1 International Perspectives 23
2 Rewinding the Tape: Starting Anew 25
3 The Struggle for Balance: The Career of a German University Professor 35
4 Against the Tide: Career Paths of Women Chief Academic Officers of American Colleges and Universities 48
5 A Malady of Leisure and Travel: The Autobiography of A Scholar 60
Pt. 2 Reflections on Past Careers 73
6 A Lifetime of Learning 75
7 A Flying Start 83
8 An Accidental Academic 101
9 An 'Interesting' Career in Higher Education 114
10 Luck, Hard Work and An Unplanned Career 126
11 The Road Not Taken 135
Pt. 3 Reflections on Current Careers 145
12 Health and Efficiency 147
13 From Rags to Riches to Rags Again 160
14 Always a Catholic? Guilt, Rebellion and 'Trying A Little Harder For God' 168
15 The Accidental Manager 179
16 'You Know Where You Are With Numbers' 190
17 Women's Careers in Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations of How the Glass Ceiling Might be Cracked 199
18 Postscript 211
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