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Doctoral student experience in Education: Activities and difficulties influencing identity development

Doctoral student experience in Education: Activities and difficulties influencing identity... This paper explores variation in the events or activities Education doctoral students describe as contributing to their feeling of being an academic or belonging to an academic community as well as difficulties they experience. The results (drawing principally on students in a Canadian research‐intensive university though with some in a UK university) demonstrate a rich variation in multiple formative activities that are experienced as contributing to a developing identity as an academic, with many lying outside formal and semi‐formal aspects of the doctorate. Yet, at the same time students report tensions in the very sorts of activities they often find significant and positive in the development of their identity. We see this analysis as offering much‐needed insights into the formative role of cumulative day‐to‐day activities in the development of academic identity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal for Researcher Development Emerald Publishing

Doctoral student experience in Education: Activities and difficulties influencing identity development

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2048-8696
DOI
10.1108/1759751X201100007
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Abstract

This paper explores variation in the events or activities Education doctoral students describe as contributing to their feeling of being an academic or belonging to an academic community as well as difficulties they experience. The results (drawing principally on students in a Canadian research‐intensive university though with some in a UK university) demonstrate a rich variation in multiple formative activities that are experienced as contributing to a developing identity as an academic, with many lying outside formal and semi‐formal aspects of the doctorate. Yet, at the same time students report tensions in the very sorts of activities they often find significant and positive in the development of their identity. We see this analysis as offering much‐needed insights into the formative role of cumulative day‐to‐day activities in the development of academic identity.

Journal

International Journal for Researcher DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2009

Keywords: Education doctoral students; Academic community; Academic identity

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