Becoming an Academic

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Oct 14, 2010 - Education - 224 pages
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This book draws on research in Australia, Canada, UK, and US into the experiences of doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and new academics. Each chapter develops research-informed implications for policy and practice to support developing academics, and concludes with commentaries by early career academics, developers and administrators.

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Academic Practice in a Changing International Landscape
Expectations and Experiences of Aspiring and Early Career
Developing as a Researcher PostPhD
Employment Patterns In and Beyond Ones Discipline
Doctoral Students and a Future in Academe?
Living and Imagining Academic Identities
Rethinking Preparation for Academic Careers GerleseS Åkerlind and Lynn McAlpine
Commentaries from Early Career Academics Developers
International variations in meaning of terms

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LYNN McALPINE is Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Oxford, UK. She has been recognized in distinguished research awards from the American Educational Research Association and the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education.

GERLESE AKERLIND is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Educational Development and Academic Methods at The Australian National University. She is an honorary Research Associate of the Oxford Learning Institute, the University of Oxford, UK.

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