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ERIC Number: EJ1011556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Learning through Experience: The Transition from Doctoral Student to Social Work Educator
Oktay, Julianne S.; Jacobson, Jodi M.; Fisher, Elizabeth
Journal of Social Work Education, v49 n2 p207-221 2013
The researchers conducted an exploratory study using grounded theory qualitative research methods to examine experiences of social work doctoral students as they learned to teach ("N"?=?14). A core category, "learning through experience," representing a basic social process, was identified. The doctoral students experienced learning in three different areas: learning to establish authority, developing an effective teaching style, and integrating the broader context of social work education. This article provides detailed descriptions of learning through experience in each of these areas. Implications for improving educational opportunities for doctoral students pursuing careers in academia are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A