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ERIC Number: EJ1145298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Responding to University Policies and Initiatives: The Role of Reflexivity in the Mid-Career Academic
Brew, Angela; Boud, David; Lucas, Lisa; Crawford, Karin
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v39 n4 p378-389 2017
How do academics make sense of university policies and strategic initiatives and act on them? Interviews were conducted with 27 mid-career academics in different disciplines, different research-intensive university environments and two countries (England and Australia). Data were analysed iteratively utilising a critical realist perspective, specifically, Archer's modes of reflexivity. The paper argues that individuals' responses to university policies and initiatives, to changes in policy and policy conflicts, can at least partially be understood through interrogating the modes of reflexivity they employ.
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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: United Kingdom (England); Australia
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