ERIC Number: EJ1105656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The Conditions of Movement: A Discussion of Academic Mobility between Two Early Career Scholars
Gopaul, Bryan; Pifer, Meghan J.
Higher Education Quarterly, v70 n3 p225-245 Jul 2016
Academic mobility is an increasingly crucial topic to the current and future dynamics of doctoral study and the professoriate. Much of the research has focused on US, UK and European contexts. This research explores academic mobility and the manifold issues that arise between the jurisdictions of Canada and the US, in ways that parallel and diversify previous research based on various understandings of mobility. The qualitative perspective is grounded in a reflective narrative approach that enables exploration of powerful themes. The findings indicate that there are costs, tensions and benefits to academic mobility that serve to emphasise specific personal and professional elements to the pursuit of academic life that need explicit articulation. These findings encourage additional scholarly and practical attention to the changing nature of doctoral study and of academic work and life across jurisdictions.
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, College Faculty, Faculty Mobility, Student Mobility, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Personal Narratives, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Work Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
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