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ERIC Number: EJ1143498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Time! What's That? You're Joking, I Don't Have Any!
Feather, Denis
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v41 n5 p706-716 2017
The purpose of this study is to understand how lecturers delivering college-based higher education viewed their workloads, and how this (if at all), influenced their engagement in scholastic activities, which may then enable them to become more knowledgeable in their chosen field of study. The research was of a qualitative nature, whereby semi-structured, in-depth interviews were undertaken with 26 individual lecturers employed at different further education colleges throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region. It was found that lack of time and onerous administrative responsibilities on top of their current workload were two of the major issues these lecturers were facing in their current roles. As a result, it is recommended that an independent audit be conducted to ascertain FE lecturers' contact time with students and that ways in which to reduce their administrative duties be considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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