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Advice from Our Elders (Standing on the Shoulders of Greatness)

Spencer James Zeiger

in Alive After Academia: Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190068189
eISBN:
9780190068219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068189.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Collectively, the 39 participants in the Post-Career Reflections study have over 1,000 years of experience. It stands to reason that they have valuable insights for social work educators at different ... More


Alive After Academia: Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Spencer J. Zeiger

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190068189
eISBN:
9780190068219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068189.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Social work educators have lived through unique experiences and possess knowledge of lifespan development, which may enable them to navigate the vicissitudes of aging and envision a rich life beyond ... More


Life-Changing Events

Spencer James Zeiger

in Alive After Academia: Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190068189
eISBN:
9780190068219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068189.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

A key element in social work and social work education is a belief in the ability to change, discovering previously hidden strengths along the way. Study participants were asked to look back on their ... More


1 to 5, with an Explanation

Spencer James Zeiger

in Alive After Academia: Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190068189
eISBN:
9780190068219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068189.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Study participants were asked if they would be willing to live their lives as social work educators again. Eighty-five percent responded that they definitely would. This chapter delineates the ... More


I’ve Got a Golden Ticket

Spencer James Zeiger

in Alive After Academia: Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190068189
eISBN:
9780190068219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068189.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter looks at courageous decisions that left a lasting impact on the careers of the study participants. They were asked to look back on their careers and tell a story of making a decision or ... More


Any Do-Overs?

Spencer James Zeiger

in Alive After Academia: Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190068189
eISBN:
9780190068219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068189.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Study participants were asked to reflect on any regrets they may have had during their career. Specifically, they were asked to recall an action or decision that, given the opportunity, they would ... More


The Prognostication

Spencer James Zeiger

in Alive After Academia: Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190068189
eISBN:
9780190068219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068189.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

How does one know when it’s time to leave the academy and begin The Next Chapter? Some will have the luxury of planning their transition months or even years in advance. Others will reach a point ... More


Decision Time: A Multipronged Approach

Spencer James Zeiger

in Alive After Academia: Post-Career Reflections of Social Work Educators

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190068189
eISBN:
9780190068219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068189.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The word retirement carries negative connotations, so it comes as no surprise that study participants preferred the term The Next Chapter. Do we really have to “go out to pasture”? Or have our ... More


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