“Working at Home and Living at Work, but....”: Challenges of Online/Remote Education for Women Academics in Turkey

“Working at Home and Living at Work, but....”: Challenges of Online/Remote Education for Women Academics in Turkey

Aylin Çakıroğlu Çevik (TED University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7379-2.ch002
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Abstract

Due to the pandemic, online education has made trouble for students regarding access, academic performance, motivation, and remote work difficulties for instructors. In this study, the experiences of working from home and online education of women in academia in Turkey will be understood and explored. The qualitative research method, namely in-depth interviews, was used to acquire detailed knowledge about the issue. The similarities and/or differences of the experiences were discussed according to the three main profiles that emerged. While unmarried women have benefited from this process and increased their professional activities, married women with children were seen as the most disadvantaged group in work-life balance, home conditions, and professional careers.
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Background

There have been notable studies and debates on the profound impact of the pandemic on gender equality in a variety of realms, including household and work (Boca et al., 2020; Manzo & Minello, 2020; Kalaylıoğlu, 2020; Adams-Prassl et al., 2020; Czymara et al., 2021; Collins et al., 2020), as well as academia (Gabster et al., 2020; Oleschuk, 2020; Kim & Patterson, 2020; Burk et al., 2020). These have commonly addressed the fact that the pandemic has aggravated social inequalities to the disadvantage of women1.

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