ERIC Number: EJ901633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
"In Things and in Minds": Scholarly Teachers' Struggles for Legitimacy in a Research-Oriented Institution
Kilgore, Deborah; Cook, Michelle D.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v18 n2 p143-161 2007
Despite numerous federally and privately funded initiatives to improve teaching in colleges and universities, research-oriented institutions continue to undervalue scholarly teaching. In this qualitative study, the authors examined how scholarly teachers in a research-oriented institution develop and maintain a focus on teaching and learning. Data were collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews with 8 faculty identified as scholarly teachers, participant observation, and document analysis. The pursuit of scholarly teaching emerges as a struggle for scholarly legitimacy in the face of institutional constraints, faculty members' limited vision of the possible, and the difficult process of incorporating new ways of knowing into cultural norms.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Participant Observation, Interviews, College Faculty, Research Universities, Scholarship, Teaching Conditions, School Culture, Faculty Development, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa