ERIC Number: EJ1028970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Performed Identity and Community among College Student Interns Preparing for Work
Brooks, Catherine F.
Journal of Education for Business, v89 n3 p165-170 2014
Scholars have yet to gain a sense of how students perform their disparate identities of intellectual and worker as they navigate the potentially dueling aims of content learning and professional job training in internship courses. The author focuses on students in two internship courses in order to ascertain how they socially perform their roles and identities as they negotiate the potentially competing environments of college classrooms and professional organizations. In particular, this project uses discourse analysis to investigate how a professional internship experience can influence students' concept of self, as well as their social performances across contexts and communities.
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Self Concept, Community, Undergraduate Students, Discourse Analysis, Experiential Learning, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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