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ERIC Number: EJ992391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
"Untold" Doctoral Stories: Can We Move beyond Cultural Narratives of Neglect?
McAlpine, Lynn; Paulson, Julia; Gonsalves, Allison; Jazvac-Martek, Marian
Higher Education Research and Development, v31 n4 p511-523 2012
This article examines the stories of 24 social sciences doctoral students in three universities, one in Canada and two in the UK, who experienced challenging roads to completion. While their stories confirm earlier findings, they also provide insight into how students' agency and personal networks of relationships may be critical, both as resources and constraints. We argue that these "untold stories" of student agency coupled with supervisor narratives of students "not measuring up" can contribute to a culture of institutional neglect. Pedagogies emphasizing an ethic of care and relational rather than regulatory practices are essential if these conditions are to change. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom