This book offers inspiration and support to female faculty members in higher education who are at various stages of their professional development. Twenty-four educators share both their intuitive voices and practical knowledge on the topics of career development, balancing personal and professional life, cultural and individual identity, and spirituality.
Intro Preface Acknowledgments Section One Career Development Chapter 1 Parallel Play at the Mad Hatter's Tea House: Writing-In-Relation Chapter 2 Passionate About Teaching Chapter 3 A Photograph of Women in Academe: "Dr. Mom" Chapter 4 Mentoring: Authentic Connections and Pathways Section Two Balancing Personal and Professional Life Chapter 5 Dancing Backward in High Heels: Balancing Traditionally Male Academia within Feminine Life Chapter 6 Professional Expectations and Partnership: Perspectives from the Beginning, Middle, and End Chapter 7 Can You Have It All? The Competing Worlds of Women Balancing Motherhood With an Academic Career in Counselor Education Chapter 8 Balancing Personal Life and Career Chapter 9 Living in Two Worlds: Personal Perspectives in the Long-Distance Commuter Relationship Section Three Cultural and Individual Identity Chapter 10 Transitions: A Woman on the Move! Chapter 11 Fostering Inclusivity in Counselor Education for Culturally Diverse Women Chapter 12 Leaving Home: Relationships and Experiences of a Lifetime Chapter 13 An Agnostic in Full Bloom Section Four Spirituality Chapter 14 Centrality of the Relationship in Counselor Education: Our Clients, Our Students, Ourselves Chapter 15 Weaving a Life Fabric-Faith, Family, and Career Chapter 16 Soul Work: Who Am I? What Do I Stand For? Where Am I Going? About the Authors.
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