ERIC Number: EJ916744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Thinking Identity Differently: Dynamics of Identity in Self and Institutional Boundary
Albrecht, Nancy J.; Fortney, Brian S.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n1 p181-186 Mar 2011
In research oriented universities, research and teaching are often viewed as separate. Aydeniz and Hodge present one professor's struggles to synthesize an identity from three different spaces, each with competing values and core beliefs. As Mr. G's story unfolds, and he reflects upon his negotiation between teaching and research responsibilities, we seek to expand the discussion by presenting a caution to identity researchers. The caution pertains to construction of understanding on how identities are created, and the role that individual stories take in how identities are created and enacted. In this forum contribution, we present several questions in the hopes of furthering the discussion on identity research, and our understanding of the conceptualization of institutional boundaries and objectivity, as well as questions on participant involvement in the process of research.
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Higher Education, College Faculty, Values, Beliefs, Research, Participation
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Education Level: Higher Education
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