Teaching Work and Family to Undergraduate Students: Catalyzing Pedagogical, Curricular, and Programmatic Innovations
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 un dergraduate's exposure to work-family concerns is one of the most significant challenges?and potential contributions?for work-family scholars to address.
Sweet, Stephen; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Mumm, Joshua; and Casey, Judith, "Teaching Work and Family to Undergraduate Students: Catalyzing Pedagogical, Curricular, and Programmatic Innovations" (2008). Sociology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 7.