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ERIC Number: ED540860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 204
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 573
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-7805-2500-6
ISSN: ISSN-1479-3628
Hard Labour? Academic Work and the Changing Landscape of Higher Education. International Perspectives on Higher Education Research. Volume 7
Fitzgerald, Tanya, Ed.; White, Julie, Ed.; Gunter, Helen M., Ed.
International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS)
This book was written across a period of intense turmoil and change in higher education in Australia and England. The authors are deeply unsettled by these changes and wish to open up the discussion about what it means to be an academic and engage in academic work in the 21st century. Accordingly, each of the authors has nominated a theme or lens through which to examine the changes, tensions and uncertainties that have erupted in higher education. Thus, the authors offer this book as a constellation of ideas that traverse a number of aspects of their work and identities as academics. The overlap between these ideas is deliberate so that the multiple and complex challenges that underpin the higher education landscape can be examined. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Tracing the Fault Lines (Tanya Fitzgerald); (2) Intellectual Work and Knowledge Production (Helen M. Gunter); (3) Scholarly Identity (Julie White); (4) Academic Work and Performance (Helen M. Gunter); (5) Turning a Scholarly Blind Eye (Julie White); (6) Ivory Basements and Ivory Towers (Tanya Fitzgerald); (7) Scholarly Work in a Globalised World (Tanya Fitzgerald); and (8) Continuing Challenges (Tanya Fitzgerald). Individual chapters contain tables and notes. [Series editor, Malcolm Tight.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (England)