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ERIC Number: EJ771858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
International Project Participation by Women Academics
Arthur, Nancy; Patton, Wendy; Giancarlo, Christine
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n1 p323-348 2007
The internationalization of higher education has led to changing roles for academics, including opportunities to participate in international projects. The extent to which academics feel prepared to enter this arena has received little attention. This study examines women academics' perceptions of barriers to, facilitators of, and career benefits of pursuing international projects. Thirteen women academics participated in semi-structured interviews that illuminated six core themes: the benefits of international roles, influences on motivation, enablers and barriers, expanded personal and academic world views, and ways of gaining international competencies. Suggestions are given for supporting academic women to pursue international opportunities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada