Resonance, dissonance, rejection: experiences of probationary lecturers in UK higher education

Janice Smith

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    Abstract

    This thesis reports on an investigation into individuals‟ experiences of, and responses to, the academic probationary period in UK higher education. The theoretical lens of critical realism is applied to reports of probationary experiences in relation to perceptions of cultures and structures, and the potential for agency, articulated by probationary academics. These perceptions were gathered through a series of in-depth narrative interviews with 23 academics across a year of their probationary period, analysed thematically.
    LanguageEnglish
    QualificationPhD
    Awarding Institution
    • University Of Strathclyde
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    university teacher
    narrative interview
    realism
    education
    experience

    Keywords

    • educational development
    • probationer teacher
    • educational policy and practice
    • academics

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    Resonance, dissonance, rejection : experiences of probationary lecturers in UK higher education. / Smith, Janice.

    2011. 315 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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