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Ylijoki, Oili-Helena2
Henriksson, Lea1
Ursin, Jani1
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Ylijoki, Oili-Helena; Henriksson, Lea – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This paper explores the career-building of junior academics in the current higher education environment, which is characterised by short-term employment conditions. The paper is based on focus group discussions with Finnish early career academics working in the social sciences. Drawing upon a narrative approach, five career stories are…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Focus Groups, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Ylijoki, Oili-Helena; Ursin, Jani – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This article sets out to explore how academics make sense of the current transformations of higher education and what kinds of academic identities are thereby constructed. Based on a narrative analysis of 42 interviews with Finnish academics, nine narratives are discerned, each providing a different answer as to what it means to be an academic in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Self Concept