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ERIC Number: EJ856711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
Are You Still Who You Were? A Tale of Construction Lecturers, Changing Technologies and Conflicting Perspectives
Le Gallais, Tricia
Ethnography and Education, v4 n1 p37-50 Mar 2009
This paper illuminates a period of change in the lives of a group of 20 vocational lecturers as they find themselves challenged by both their own and others' categorisation of what and who they are. Such conflicting perspectives are made even starker by their management's introduction of technological innovation into the lecturers' traditional teaching methods. Even as they seek to identify their place within their social, occupational and professional contexts, they continue to be 'simultaneously positioned by other people and forces external to them' (as described by M. Forsey in 2007). This study also highlights the negative impact of imposing change upon practitioners without acknowledging the significance of a whole-life perspective for understanding professional lives and work practices. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)