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ERIC Number: EJ788601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Reading Lists: A Study of Tutor and Student Perceptions, Expectations and Realities
Stokes, Peter; Martin, Lindsey
Studies in Higher Education, v33 n2 p113-125 Apr 2008
The article surfaces, examines and draws conclusions on the varying perceptions, expectations and operationalised "realities" of tutor and student behaviour in relation to reading lists. The argument identifies a paucity of literature on reading lists, but, nevertheless, locates a number of potential literature sources with which to inform the discussion. Field research using email and paper-based questionnaires with tutors and students from an English university were analysed in relation to the available literature. The article concludes that, in spite of the long-standing use of reading lists in higher education settings, tutor and student perceptions, expectations and behaviours in relation to reading lists diverge in a number of respects. The article proposes a need for a more open acknowledgment and discussion of reading lists, and develops insights into strategies and approaches for enhancing and reconfiguring their use. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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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; United Kingdom (England)