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Author Edwards, Rosalind.

Title Mature women students : separating or connecting family and education / Rosalind Edwards
Published London ; Washington, D.C. : Taylor & Francis, 1993


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  374.1822 Edw/Mws  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Gender and society
Gender and society.
Contents Contents: Ch. 1. The political and the personal -- Ch. 2. Separating and connecting public and private worlds -- Ch. 3. Family and education : meanings in childhood and adulthood -- Ch. 4. "Greedy institutions" : straddling the worlds of family and education -- Ch.5. Women and family life in the academic and public world -- Ch. 6. Power, interest, and support : the effects of education on the women's family lives -- Ch. 7. Ways of being -- Ch. 8. Equality in different worlds? -- Appendix. The women interviewed
Summary At a time when more mature women are being encouraged to enter higher education as students, this book investigates the effects that studying for a degree has upon women's relationships. The volume explores the interfaces between education and family in the lives of mature women students
Analysis Women Higher education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174) and index
Subject Families -- Great Britain -- Time management.
Families -- Time management -- Great Britain.
Married students -- Education -- Great Britain.
Married students -- Great Britain.
Middle-aged women -- Education -- Great Britain.
LC no. 93025465
ISBN 0748400869
0748400877 (paperback)