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ERIC Number: EJ949405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Changing Academic Identities in Changing Academic Workplaces: Learning from Academics' Everyday Professional Writing Practices
Lea, Mary R.; Stierer, Barry
Teaching in Higher Education, v16 n6 p605-616 2011
In this article we examine issues of academic identity through the lens of academics' everyday workplace writing, offering a complementary perspective to those already evident in the higher education research literature. Motivated by an interest in the relationship between routine writing and aspects of professional practice, we draw on data from interviews with 30 academics across three different universities. Our discussion is illustrated with excerpts from interview data, and is organised around three emerging themes: "reconstructing academic identities in a shifting academic workplace", "considering new articulations of disciplinarity", and "moving on from the golden age". We conclude that the reconstruction of academic identities, through engagement with established and emerging workplace documents, may well be enabling academics to build new identities within the changing university. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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