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ERIC Number: EJ1107003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
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Embodying Pre-Tense Conditions for Research among Teacher Educators in the Australian University Sector: A Bourdieusian Analysis of Ethico-Emotive Suffering
Zipin, Lew; Nuttall, Joce
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v44 n4 p348-363 2016
Interviews conducted as part of the Work of Teacher Education (WoTE) project in Australia highlight emotional and ethical suffering embodied by teacher educators who find their research aspirations thwarted in the context of high-stakes research assessment exercises. We argue that government-run assessments, such as Excellence in Research for Australia, and localised institutional strategies developed in response, provoke "pre-tense" conditions that unsettle institutions of the Australian university sector regarding future claims for research status. Drawing on interviews with an early- and a mid-career teacher educator, both of whom evidence significant research aspirations, we portray and analyse their ethico-emotive sufferings, linked to contemporary pre-tense conditions in which they work, which thwart their dispositions to do research. We conclude by reflecting on the need for systemic response within the field of teacher education to ensure its research future, including an ethico-emotive politics that mobilises across generations of academics, with particular responsibilities for senior researchers.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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