Title

Teaching Work and Family to Undergraduate Students: Catalyzing Pedagogical, Curricular, and Programmatic Innovations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Abstract

In 2006 and 2007, two workshops on teaching work-family courses were held at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association. This article examines the current challenges and strategies of teaching work-family, as identified by workshop participants, and the resources that are available through the Sloan Work and Family Research Network. Three concerns are considered: pedagogy, curriculum and programming. Analysis of syllabi, course catalogues, and teaching activities reveal that work-family scholars are making innovative contributions to teaching, but work-family has yet to have a firm position in the undergraduate curriculum. We argue that increasing undergraduate's exposure to work-family concerns is one of the most significant challenges—and potential contributions—for work-family scholars to address. © 2008, American Sociological Association. All rights reserved.

Publication Name

Teaching Sociology

Volume Number

36

First Page

58

Last Page

65

Issue Number

1

DOI

10.1177/0092055X0803600108

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