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ERIC Number: EJ901111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Developmental Networks and Learning: Toward an Interdisciplinary Perspective on Identity Development during Doctoral Study
Baker, Vicki L.; Lattuca, Lisa R.
Studies in Higher Education, v35 n7 p807-827 Nov 2010
The authors draw on two families of theories--developmental networks and sociocultural perspectives on learning--to develop an interdisciplinary approach to the study of doctoral education as a path to the professoriate. This approach seeks to elucidate the connection between doctoral students' developmental networks, what they learn during their graduate experience (including their learning about the faculty role) and how they develop a professional identity. The authors first discuss the key tenets of the developmental networks and sociocultural perspectives, before exploring their alignments and explaining how the combination might remedy the limitations inherent in each approach. Finally, they offer some research propositions and directions for further study of the preparation of doctoral students for academic careers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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