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Young, Jennifer T.; Natrajan-Tyagi, Rajeswari; Platt, Jason J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2015
Study abroad is one aspect of global movement that connects individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals studying abroad are proffered to negotiate self-identity when they confront novelty and new contexts. This study chose to use the qualitative method of phenomenological interviews to examine how individuals experience themselves and others…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
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Gallucci, Sonia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
In this article, I describe the ways in which two British university students negotiated their identity as second language learners during a year abroad in Italy and the extent to which their struggles helped them to "fit in" into the new social and cultural contexts. Building upon the lived experiences of the two participants, I follow…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, College Students, Foreign Countries
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McAlpine, Lynn – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
Despite much research into doctoral education over the past two decades, theorising the field remains challenging. Recently, identity has been taken up as a conceptualising frame. Views of identity vary but often privilege the reproductive features of society, downplaying how individuals can be intentional in pursuing their desires--with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Self Concept
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McLean, Monica; Abbas, Andrea; Ashwin, Paul – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This article places itself in conversation with literature about how the experience and outcomes of university education are structured by intersections between social class, ethnicity, gender, age and type of university attended. It addresses undergraduate students' acquisition of sociological knowledge in four diverse university settings. Basil…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Outcomes of Education, Social Class, Ethnicity
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Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
Careers advisers in the UK have experienced significant change and upheaval within their professional practice. This research explores the role of postgraduate-level professional development in contributing to professional identity. The research utilises a case study approach and adopts multiple tools to provide an in-depth examination of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Self Concept, Graduate Study, Professional Development
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Alexander, Patrick; Harris-Huemmert, Susan; McAlpine, Lynn – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
In this paper, we explore the usefulness of three different approaches to facilitating reflexivity and a critical awareness of emerging academic identities for doctoral students. This paper stems from a longitudinal research project entitled "The Next Generation of Social Scientists", which was conducted across three research-intensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Kosnik, Clare; Menna, Lydia; Dharamshi, Pooja; Miyata, Cathy; Beck, Clive – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2013
This study involved 28 literacy/English teachers in four countries: Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia. The goal of the study was to examine their backgrounds, knowledge, research activities, identity and support within the university. The teacher educators had a range of classroom teaching experience which they drew on in many ways. Most went…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Educators, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Parkinson, Tom – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
Since its beginnings in the late 1970s, punk culture has been associated with counter-mainstream ideology and anti-institutional antagonism. In particular, formal education has been criticised in punk for sustaining oppressive social and conceptual orders and associated behavioural norms. Drawing on literature and interviews, this paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Student Subcultures, Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Strategies
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Boyd, Pete; Harris, Kim – Professional Development in Education, 2010
This article contributes to understanding of the professional learning of expert school teachers when they are appointed as university-based teacher educators. In this case study of a single department a qualitative analysis is used to interpret the transcripts of 16 semi-structured interviews with lecturers in teacher education within four years…
Descriptors: Interviews, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Expertise
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Amadasi, Sara; Holliday, Adrian – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper considers how, in the process of positioning that is implicit in every interaction, all of us employ multiple and often competing narratives when we talk about cultural identity and our relationships with new cultural environments. In interviews with newly arrived postgraduate students about their experience of travelling to study…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Graduate Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Savvides, Nicola; Al-Youssef, Joanna; Colin, Mindy; Garrido, Cecilia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2014
This article highlights key theoretical and methodological issues and implications of being an insider/outsider when undertaking qualitative research in international educational settings. It first addresses discourses of "self" and "other," noting that identity and belonging emerge from fluid engagement between researchers and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, International Education, Self Concept, Researchers
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Salter-Dvorak, Hania – Teaching in Higher Education, 2014
This article considers how course design accommodates the adaptation of L2 students into the early stages of the master's dissertation (Social Sciences and Humanities) at a UK university. I present a contrastive process-oriented analysis of two students' experiences on different courses, extracted from a 13-month ethnographic study in which…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Foreign Countries
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Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper presents a study that used narrative inquiry to explore staff experiences of learning and teaching in immersive worlds. The findings introduced issues relating to identity play, the relationship between pedagogy and play and the ways in which learning, play and fun were managed (or not). At the same time there was a sense of imposed or…
Descriptors: Play, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Values
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Gill, Scherto – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
For over a decade, 50,000 Chinese students have come to study each year in the UK, and the majority of them have since returned and settled back in China. An understanding of their return journey and how relevant their overseas learning is to their home life and work environment is a key to the re-visioning of the internationalisation of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Asians
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Gu, Qing; Schweisfurth, Michele; Day, Christopher – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper discusses the background and key findings of a two-year Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded mixed-method research project (2006-2008) which was designed, within the context of university internationalisation, to provide an investigation of the experiences of first-year international students during their undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Study, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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