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ERIC Number: EJ1023243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
The Dawn of a New Professionalism in the French Academy? Academics Facing the Challenges of Change
Evans, Linda; Cosnefroy, Laurent
Studies in Higher Education, v38 n8 p1201-1221 2013
Using as an analytical framework Evans's conceptualisation of professionalism, this article examines the implications for academic professionalism in the French higher education sector of reforms and significant changes that have evolved over the last few decades, including: the "Investissements d'Avenir" programme, the "Loi de programme pour la recherche," the "loi relative aux libertés et responsabilités des universités," increasing massification, and the drive to boost undergraduate student retention. Drawing upon comparative cases of parallel changes to higher education in other national contexts, and identifying changes to academic professionalism in relation to Evans's three components (behavioural, attitudinal and intellectual), and 11 dimensions, of professionalism, the authors sketch out the "shape" and outline the nature of a new academic professionalism that they believe has been set in motion and that they envisage evolving in France.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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