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ERIC Number: EJ785348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Construction of "Glocal" (Global-Local) Identity among Israeli Graduate Students in the USA
Tubin, Dorit; Lapidot, Orit
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v55 n2 p203-217 Feb 2008
This study focuses on the effect of doctoral and postdoctoral studies at leading research universities in the USA on constructing the academic identity of Israeli students. The findings are based on constant comparative analysis of semi-structured interviews with 27 Fulbright alumni. The results show that while American scientific standards become a model for the Israeli scientists, Israeli culture and identity become much more evident, for better or worse. Several ways of handling these identities were recognized and include: the intertwine method, ordering, and buffering. Further theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; United States