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《我們依然相信》

作者:賴芳玉
出版社:
凱特文化
出版日期:2011

內容簡介

  終於在2011年3月出版自己用抒情散文方式撰寫的第一本書籍”我們依然相信”。這是一本沉澱18年執業律師所經歷兩性愛情與婚姻的故事,整理出29個人生。昨日獲知出版社的工作夥伴閱讀後淚眼潸潸,讓我更體悟29個走過人生低谷的勇氣與堅毅。尤其昨晚獲知我多年前的當事人,一位遭到嚴重性侵害的被害者也是我至今惦記的當事人,如今走出創傷,化悲憤為力量的帶著網友踩在凱達格蘭大道上吶喊抗議恐龍法官、並帶動白玫瑰運動,我內心動盪不已。其實,先前我並未認出她,因為現在的她,神采奕奕、像個美麗的女戰士,已不復以往的憔悴彷彿隨時走在生命鋼索、並因重度憂鬱症而住院的女孩,如今獲知她的倖存,展現著令人折服的勇氣,甚至與我併肩為性侵害的修法工作、並且共同站在街頭拉白布條抗議政府法案,讓此時此刻的我如此感恩,也帶給我更大的勇氣。希望現在仍走在人生低谷的朋友,也能感受到我備受鼓舞的力量,一起努力走下去。
 
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  以下為凱特出版社的書訊,感謝他們的努力,為我也為大家出版這本書:
  http://katebook.pixnet.net/blog/post/26637599

  本書如同一個跟隨著賴律師的主觀鏡頭,真實述說自己的心路歷程,希望讓讀者從心去體會她的思考、從愛去觀看周圍的一切。她想讓大家知道,那些需要幫助的人,不只希望「被看見」,他們心中更渴望的是「被聽見」、「被瞭解」,這也是律師一直以來所秉持的信念,當他們因為多了一個朋友而綻放的笑容,那是讓她能持續在家庭暴力及性侵害的防治工作上,堅持下去的力量。
 
  執業18年來,賴芳玉律師的工作生涯中充斥了很多理性以及滿滿的感性。長期走在自己堅持的路上,她陪伴著曾面臨婚姻危機的每位朋友,試著成為她們生命中的友人,不讓她們感到孤單。在諸如外遇、家庭暴力、監護權紛爭等等難關的背後,只要透過真實的聆聽、體悟,終將獲得更深的寓意,無論是痛或者悲傷,下一刻的自己必然更為強大。
 
  由於深切期待每一案例都能讓大家有所覺察與省思,抑或讓同樣身陷泥沼的朋友可以從中獲取啟示與觀點,賴律師將18年來的記憶作了一趟完整的沈澱,全書以她經驗過的案件為出發,藉由她的專業以及維持關懷姿態的眼光,去瞭解、透析更深層的人性,更能看見她在每回案例中的自我成長。

  期盼讀者可以透過賴律師抒情的筆觸,感受她內在的想法和最深的感動,並且重新檢驗自己身上所發生的或已發生的事,細細思量過去從未察覺的思考與理解,或許也能藉此改變目前的處境和命運,這是她想從書中傳遞給所有朋友的祝福。

 

Learning leadership: women presidents of colleges and universities

論文作者:Donne G Kampel
出版處:New York University
畢業年份:2006

論文摘要

  In a phenomenological study, the perceived experiences of the participants are the most important finding. The purpose of this study was the investigation of the perceptions of women leaders regarding how they learned the skills necessary to lead a college or university. Twelve women presidents permitted me to interview them to discover what they needed to learn in order to lead and how they learned it. The literature review informed my study by describing leadership theories in general and in higher education, and leadership development through a feminist lens. I presented information on how women first learn through family influence and formal education, and how other aspects of leadership development follow. I described paths to the presidency that began traditionally and non-traditionally and the importance of resources such as role models, mentors, and training programs. I also described such obstacles to success as discrimination, sexual harassment, and the glass ceiling. For this qualitative study, I chose to use in-depth interviews, conducted by telephone and in person, as the best method for obtaining rich descriptions from women presidents who interpreted for me their "lived experiences" of learning to lead. I asked these women to tell me their stories because I wanted to understand the world from their point of view. In addition to the interviews, I gathered data about the presidents through curricula vitae, biographies, and other reference material. The presidents spoke with me candidly and at length. The themes that emerged during our conversations including early learning and family influence, formal education, career intentions and pathways to the presidency, training programs, the influence of role models and mentors, and obstacles to success. This study investigated one aspect of women and leadership, answering questions about how a particular group of women learned to lead. It also provided a foundation for further research into such areas as the leadership pipeline and equality of opportunity for women in academe and offered recommendations for practice such as the hiring of more women into tenure track faculty positions, the traditional starting point for leaders in higher education.