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Negotiating the Glass Ceiling By Edited by Miriam David

Negotiating the Glass Ceiling
by Edited by Miriam David

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This text reviews and explains the professional and personal experiences of women in management positions in higher education. Universities and Colleges of Higher Education are believed to promote equality of opportunity; this book reveals some of the pitfalls in the system.
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Negotiating the Glass Ceiling: Careers of Senior Women in the Academic World by Edited by Miriam David

Why is it that in many universities the number of women professors can literally be counted on the fingers of one hand while the number of men number in the hundreds? Why are women academics so relatively disadvantaged and men so firmly in control?
In an attempt to find answers to these questions Negotiating the Glass Ceiling gathers together the unique personal reflections of 16 eminent women working in higher education across the world. These personal reflections document some of the changing patterns of women's lives in higher education since the war, a time of massive social change within education itself, as well as in women's lives outside higher education. They also illustrate that the changes that have occured have been hard won and not without consequences for the women involved.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 International perspectives: rewinding the tape - starting anew, Berit As; the struggle for balance - the career of a German university professor, Gertud Pfister; against the tide - career paths of women chief academic officers of American colleges and universities, Karen Doyle Walton; a malady of leisure and travel - the autobiography of a scholar, Chryssi Inglessi. Part 2 Reflections on past careers: a lifetime of learning, Dorothy Wedderburn; a flying start, Meg Stacey; an accidental academic, Hilary Rose; an "interesting" career in higher education, Dulcie Groves; luck, hard work and an unplanned career, Angela Crum Ewing; the road not taken, Mavis Ainsworth. Part 3 Reflections on current careers: health and efficiency, Elaine Thomas; from rags to riches to rags again, Dorothy Severin; always a Catholic? guilt, rebellion and "trying a little harder for God", Eileen Green; the accidental manager, Dianne Willcocks; "You know where you are with numbers", Maggie Deacon; women's careers in educations - theoretical and practical considerations of how the glass ceiling might be cracked, Myra MacCulloch.

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Negotiating the Glass Ceiling: Careers of Senior Women in the Academic World by Edited by Miriam David
Edited by Miriam David
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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