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Academics as parents--parents as academics : a study of the integration of intellectual and child-care labours /

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Show simple item record Pompetzki, Monika. en_US 2009-05-21T12:53:03Z 2009-05-21T12:53:03Z 1998-05-21T12:53:03Z
dc.description.abstract Discussions concerning the challenges of combining work and family are certainly not new, and still actively continue. There is, however, a silence in the related literature regarding a comprehensive description of integrating specifically university academic ~. work and family responsibilities. This silence is especially evident for men who are parents as well as academics. With the participation of 4 key informants, this qualitative research study gave voice to men and women who participate in the academic labour of a Canadian university as professors, and as graduate students, along with the parenting labour of at least 1 child under the age of7. Methodology was developed to reveal in-depth perspectives regarding the work practices employed by 4 key informants as they combined intellectual and child-care responsibilities. Multiple data collection methods included journal reflections, day time observation sessions, a focus group, and a final evaluation questionnaire. Using research findings, together with information extrapolated from Three Models of the Family (Eichler, 1997), this study also took steps toward developing a Proposed "Three Models of the University," to offer explanation for the work practices of the key informants as academics/parents, and also for future consideration in university policy formation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Child care en_US
dc.subject Parenting en_US
dc.subject Work and family en_US
dc.subject College teachers en_US
dc.title Academics as parents--parents as academics : a study of the integration of intellectual and child-care labours / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US Master of Education en_US Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education en_US Faculty of Education en_US

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