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ERIC Number: EJ764315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Room for Improvement: The Experiences of New Lecturers in Higher Education
Barlow, Joyce; Antoniou, Maria
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v44 n1 p67-77 Feb 2007
This article is based on the findings of recent research into the experiences of new lecturers at the University of Brighton, UK. Although we initially gathered data for internal purposes, we now know that the issues raised by our project are not unique to Brighton. We therefore wish to share our results with a wider audience, in order to raise awareness of the needs of new university lecturers and to improve the support they are offered as they develop into their roles. We present qualitative data on the experiences of 17 new lecturers at Brighton, focusing particularly on the following themes: induction, teaching, interactions with students, relationships with colleagues, and opportunities for research. Our discussion particularly highlights the importance of induction in properly preparing new lecturers and providing vital information and support. We set our project within the wider higher education context, both UK and international, and within recent literature on new lecturers' experiences. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom