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ERIC Number: EJ1167211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1307-4733
Making Transitions: The Role of Interaction in Joining a Workplace Community of Practice
Holmes, Janet
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), v9 n2 p77-92 2015
In the process of transitioning from one institution or workplace to another, people often encounter new interactional norms and values. For those moving countries as well as workplaces, the transition may involve different cultural and societal norms and values; but even a move between organisations or workplace teams within a country may present formidable challenges. Focussing on the New Zealand value of egalitarianism, in particular, the analysis in this paper demonstrates the range of ways in which this societal norm is instantiated in New Zealand workplace talk, and discusses the problems this poses for newcomers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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