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ERIC Number: EJ1048190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Identity-Trajectory: Reframing Early Career Academic Experience
McAlpine, Lynn; Amundsen, Cheryl; Turner, Gill
British Educational Research Journal, v40 n6 p952-969 Dec 2014
Our longitudinal qualitative research program examining doctoral student, post-PhD researcher and new lecturer experience is situated in an international literature documenting how early career academics learn through experience. In common with others, our work is framed within an identity perspective. What makes our view of identity distinct is a biographical focus: emphasizing individual agency; situating academic work within the personal arena; and encompassing transitions across roles. This paper demonstrates how the construct of "identity-trajectory" which links a narrative approach with identity construction contributes to understanding how early career academics learn through experience and navigate their journeys.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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