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Jaspal, Rusi – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
UK higher education (HE) has become increasingly diverse. Despite the clear social, economic and pedagogical benefits of diversity, it can also be challenging for identity as it may bring about psychological change and compel both the "dominant majority" and "minorities" to adjust to the presence, identities and worldviews of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Self Concept, Social Psychology
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Bullough, Robert V., Jr. – Teacher Development, 2015
Noting the need for richer theories of identity and identity formation in education, the author describes aspects of D. P. McAdams' psychosocial constructivist framework enriched by select concepts drawn from Life Course research for conceptualizing and analyzing identity development within audit-driven societies and educational systems. Drawing…
Descriptors: Teachers, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Constructivism (Learning)
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Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn; Brown, Rebecca – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
Currently, there exists relatively scant sociological research on the identities of first-year UK university students, and specifically those holding a strong Christian identity. Employing a symbolic interactionist framework, this article explores issues of identity construction amongst a group of first-year undergraduate students based at a UK…
Descriptors: Drinking, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Foster, Ian – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
A greater level of informal language learning is now taking place than at any time in human history. Much of that learning is linked to unprecedented levels of migration across the globe. This poses challenges to the identity of higher education language teachers, particularly in the UK, where numbers of modern language students have stagnated,…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Modern Languages
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Scoffham, Stephen – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2018
This article considers some of the key challenges and opportunities for global learning. It is argued that global learning is a confused terrain that is emotionally 'hot' because it impacts on deep-rooted notions of nationality and personal identity. The difficulty of engaging with controversial issues such as power relations, social injustice,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Danvers, Emily; Hinton-Smith, Tamsin; Webb, Rebecca – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The paper explores questions of power arising from feminist facilitators running a doctoral writing group at a UK university. Butler's [2014. Re-thinking Vulnerability and Resistance. [Online]. Accessed September 12, 2017.…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Feminism, Doctoral Programs, Writing (Composition)
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Wood, Heather – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this essay I explore the constraints and opportunities confronting me as a newly qualified teacher and how these affect my pedagogy. I have reflected on my own development from beginning to newly qualified teacher and considered how such forces have shaped my identity as a teacher, my values and my approach to the job. As part of my exploration…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Harman, Kerry – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
This paper explores possibilities for more democratic approaches to researching learning in and through everyday workplace practices. This links with a concern with who is able to speak in representations of learning at work, what is able to be spoken about and how knowing, learning and experience are inscribed in theories of workplace learning. I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Educational Research, Experience
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Chadderton, Charlotte – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2013
There has been much debate around the extent to which post-structuralist theory can be applied to critical research. In this article, it is argued that aspects of the two approaches can be combined, resulting in productive tensions that point towards a possible new framework for researching race and racism in education in the UK. The article…
Descriptors: Race, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Feminism
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Brash, Barbel; Warnecke, Sylvia – Language Learning Journal, 2009
In this article, the authors attempt to answer the following questions: How do we understand role-play? How are role-play and identity linked? What are the purposes, benefits and challenges of role-play as a teaching tool? What are the roles of students and teachers in role-play? What does role-play add to telephone tutorials and online…
Descriptors: Cues, Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Telecommunications
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McNally, Jim; Blake, Allan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2012
This paper extends the dialogue of educational philosophy to the experience of beginners entering the teaching profession. Rather than impose the ideas of any specific philosopher or theorist, or indeed official standard, the exploration presented here owes its origins to phenomenology and the use of grounded theory. Working from a narrative data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Teaching (Occupation), School Culture
Bhopal, Kalwant – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
More Asian women are entering higher education in the UK than ever before, and the number looks likely to rise. Their engagement with higher education reflects widespread changes in the attitudes and cultural expectations of their various communities, as awareness grows of the greater long-term value associated with continuing in education. Today…
Descriptors: Asians, Females, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Baxter, Jacqueline – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Student retention and progression has exercised the HE sector for some time now, and there has been much research into the reasons why students drop out of Higher Education courses. (Allen, 2006; Buglear, 2009;). More recently the Higher Education Academy Grants Programme Briefing (HEFCE, 2010), outlined a number of areas that emergent project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Open Universities
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Popoviciu, Liviu; Haywood, Chris; Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin – Ethnography and Education, 2006
The past decade has witnessed a remarkable explosion of knowledges across the academy, media and political discourse, generating a wide range of representations of men and masculinity. In this paper, we interrogate the failure for an accompanying understanding of the epistemological and methodological implications of the research process in this…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Ethnography, Cultural Differences, Males
Riddell, Richard, Ed. – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
This book presents the evidence gathered from original interviews to show how the aspirations of young people develop in light of their social circumstances. Those who attend independent schools will find that the relationship between what goes on at home and at school makes it socially almost impossible not to have achievable aspirations for a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Aspiration, Working Class, Social Status
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