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Author Dorfman, Lorraine T., 1935-

Title The sun still shone : professors talk about retirement / Lorraine T. Dorfman
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [1997]
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Summary In more than four hundred interviews with retired and soon-to-retire professors, Lorraine Dorfman uses a case study method to convey the diversity of individual retirement experiences. In doing so, she provides a fuller picture of academic retirement. Her book addresses basic issues in the retirement process, including topics such as preparation for retirement, choosing where to live after retirement, evaluation of the retirement experience, and activity patterns during retirement. Retired professors describe both their professional activities, such as teaching, research, and consulting, their nonprofessional and leisure activities, and their strategies for successful retirement. Based on more than a decade of interviews with retired and retiring professors in the United States and the United Kingdom, Dorfman's study relies on both tape-recorded responses to open-ended questions as well as answers to a written questionnaire. The interviews included professors from a large public research university, three liberal arts colleges, a comprehensive university (all located in the Midwest), and two old civic universities in the U.K. The Sun Still Shone is the first book to provide comparative information on academics from different kinds of institutions in a cross-national context; it also provides comparisons based on academic discipline, gender, and age
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-195) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject College teachers -- Retirement -- Great Britain.
College teachers -- Retirement -- United States.
College teachers -- Great Britain -- Interviews.
College teachers -- United States -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1587290545 (electronic bk.)
9781587290541 (electronic bk.)
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