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ERIC Number: EJ904393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
Developing the European Researcher: "Extended" Professionality within the Bologna Process
Evans, Linda
Professional Development in Education, v36 n4 p663-677 Dec 2010
Since 2003, doctoral education has become a key feature within the remit of the Bologna Process. Perceived as a crucial link between the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area, it is perceived as the cornerstone upon which will be built Europe's future world-class research excellence. Yet consideration of how European doctoral education may be developed - including the 10 principles to emerge out of the 2005 Salzburg seminar--largely ignores issues related to the quality of doctoral students and, by extension, the quality of their research. Proposed as a mechanism for enhancing research quality, this article presents a framework for a professional development model for European early career researchers. Developed from Hoyle's heuristic professionality models for schoolteachers, the framework identifies specific indicative characteristics of "restricted" and "extended" European researchers, which, it is argued, provide potential qualitative and motivational yardsticks for developing and fostering a world-class European research culture of "extended" professionality. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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