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ERIC Number: EJ881858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
Enhancing Academic Climate: Doctoral Students as Their Own Developers
McAlpine, Lynn; Asghar, Anila
International Journal for Academic Development, v15 n2 p167-178 Jun 2010
This study describes a collaborative initiative with doctoral students to create an academic climate more conducive to fostering interaction across disciplinary groups in a faculty of education in North America. The project attempted to ensure that these students had a voice in creating practices, structures, and policies in the faculty that would enhance their doctoral experience. The evidence suggests that students emerged as their own and others' developers, with a commitment and preparedness to provide leadership within the faculty. While situated in a particular faculty, we believe that the findings have important development implications in other settings since they offer an alternate perspective on development--a shift from expanding training to meet perceived needs to creating opportunities for individuals to construct their own learning opportunities. (Contains 1 note.)
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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: North America