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Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change

Editat de Dr Lynne Gornall, Caryn Cook, Lyn Daunton, Dr Jane Salisbury, Professor Brychan Thomas
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Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change examines the ways in which lecturers and their roles have developed in the modern academic workplace. The book offers insights into changing occupational roles, institutions and the adaptations around flexible and mobile working in everyday professional life. The editors have drawn together an impressive range of research perspectives and themed topics that cover the key aspects of academic professional identity and relationships, as well as reflecting experiences of learning and development at work in today's academy.The contributors explore lecturers' everyday working experiences in the light of the impact of policy changes, and the modes of academic leadership and management in contemporary higher education. Contributions reflect situations and contexts from across the UK and internationally, in taking account of the changing workforce, evolving pedagogies and new technologies in the working lives of today's educational professionals.
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ISBN-13: 9781441185341
ISBN-10: 1441185348
Pagini: 408
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.82 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Academic
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Offers an exploration of aspects of everyday working, and some of the work/life dilemmas encountered.

Notă biografică

Lynne Gornall is Leader of the Working Lives Research Team. She has held teaching, leadership and management roles in UK HE. The research group, established in 2007, comprises staff from the Universities of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Newport.Caryn Cook is Senior Lecturer in the Business School at the University of Wales, Newport, UK.Lyn Daunton is Deputy Head of the Glamorgan Business School at the University of Glamorgan, UK, where she is Head of the Division for Organizational Leadership, Learning & Management.Jane Salisbury is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education, Education Policy and Qualitative Research Methods at Cardiff University, UK, where she is Director of PGCE programmes for the School of Social Sciences.Brychan Thomas is Reader at the Glamorgan Business School and Deputy Leader of the Welsh Enterprise Institute at Glamorgan University, UK.


List of Tables and FiguresAcknowlegementsForeword, Jon Nixon (Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong)Working Life: Poem, Val WalshIntroduction: Starting the Day Fresh: Hidden Work and Discourse in Contemporary Academic Practice, Lynne Gornall (Working Lives Research Team, UK), Lyn Daunton (University of Glamorgan, UK), Jane Salisbury (University of Cardiff, UK), Caryn Cook (Newport Business School, UK) and Brychan Thomas (University of Glamorgan, UK) Part I: Transition, Identity and Routinized Work Introduction, Jane Salisbury (University of Cardiff, UK)1. Structure and Agency in an Irish Institute of Technology, Carole O'Byrne (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland) 2. 'Getting on with the job' and Occupational Socialization in Further Education, Martin Jephcote (University of Cardiff, UK) 3. Teacher Narratives of Performativity and Change, Philippa Dixey (Post 16 Tutor for Psychology , Sociology and Basic Skills) and Lynette Harbottle (University of Cardiff, UK)3. An Insider Perspective on a College 'Widening Participation' Initiative, Judith Larsen (Severn College, UK)4. Emotional Labour and Ethics of Care in Further Education, Jane Salisbury (University of Cardiff, UK)6. Becoming a Teacher in Higher Education, Trevor Austin (University of Bedfordshire, UK)Part II: Leadership, Management and Human Resources Issues Introduction, Lyn Daunton (University of Glamorgan, UK)7. A Policy Perspective from Wales on Employment and Working Life, Christine Chapman (Welsh Assembly Government, UK)8. 'Human Resources Management' Implications of Working Lives Research, Caryn Cook (Newport Business School, UK) and Lyn Daunton (University of Glamorgan, UK) 9. Narratives of Academics who Become Department Heads, Alan Floyd (University of Reading, UK)10. How Management Accounting Shapes Academic Lives, Rod Kelly (University of Derby, UK) and Rebecca Boden (University of Roehampton, UK)11. Human Resources Policies and the Individualization of Academic Labour, Matthew Waring (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK)12. Professional Work and Policy Reform Agendas in a Marketized Higher Education System, Lynne Gornall (Working Lives Research Team, UK) and Brychan Thomas (University of Glamorgan, UK)13. Perspectives on Research Management and Capacity Building in Six Countries, Mary Goretti Nakabugo (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa), Paul F Conway (University College Cork, Ireland), Eimear Barrett (Queen's University Belfast, UK) and Seán Farren (University of Ulster, UK)14. Sustaining Academic Professional Careers, Andrew Rothwell (University of Loughborough, UK) and Frances Rothwell (Nottingham Trent University, UK)Part III: The Academic Role, Professionalities and ProspectsIntroduction, Lynne Gornall (Working Lives Research Team, UK)15. The Academic as Examiner, Marilyn Strathern (University of Cambridge, UK)16. Personal Tutoring in Academic Work, Jan Huyton (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK)17. Professionalising Teaching Identity and Teaching 'Excellence' Schemes, Ming Cheng (University of Glasgow, UK)18. Younger Faculty, Identity and Careers in Japan, Machi Sato (Tohoku University, Japan)19. Latin-American Academics Coping with Work in UK Higher Education, Maria Bertani Tress (University of Leeds, UK)20. Research Careers and Fixed-term Contracts: A Science Case Study, Sarah-Jane Richards (Capital Research Associates, UK)21. Academia as the Com(promised) Land for Women?, Sandra Acker (University of Toronto, Canada) and Michelle Webber (Brock University, Canada)22. Balancing Working Time and Academic Work in Finland, Oili-Helena Ylijoki (Tampere University of Technology, Finland), Lea Henriksson (Tampere University of Technology, Finland), Johanna Hokka (Tampere University of Technology, Finland) and Virve Kallioniemi-Chambers (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)Part IV: Technology, New Pedagogy and Teaching and Learning RolesIntroduction, Brychan Thomas, (University of Glamorgan, UK)23. Higher Education, Information Technology and Academic Work, Brychan Thomas (University of Glamorgan, UK) and Lynne Gornall (Working Lives Research Team, UK)24. Teaching in the Virtual Classroom, Susy Rogers (University of Glamorgan, UK)25. New Learners, New Pedagogy and an Emerging Craft Professionalism, Nigel Ecclesfield (JISC, UK) and Fred Garnett (London Knowledge Lab, UK)26. 'Habitus' and Meanings of a Career in Learning Technologies and Educational Development, Alison Hudson (University of Dundee, UK)27. Becoming 'Indigenous' as New Teaching and Learning Staff and a Reflexive Review, Lynne Gornall (Working Lives Research Team, UK)Part V: Research and Professional LearningIntroduction, Caryn Cook (Newport Business School, UK)28. Promoting Change in Higher Education and the Professional Doctorate, Janet Laugharne (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK), Mary Carter (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) and Eleri Jones (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK)29. A New Collegiality in Collaborative Work and Practice, Caryn Cook (Newport Business School, UK) and Lynne Gornall (Working Lives Research Team, UK)30. Researching Changes in Higher Education Occupations, Robert Mears (Bath Spa University, UK) and Eric Harrison (City University London, UK)31. Ongoing Practice in Researching Academic Life and Higher Education Life, Martin Gough (De Montfort University, UK)ConclusionAcademia as Workplace: a Natural Pessimism and a Due Optimism, Ronald Barnett (Institute of Education, UK)Index


I recommend this fascinating book which reports wide-ranging research into the 'how', 'when', 'where' and 'who' of academic working lives in higher and further education. Amongst many insightful contributors, Ron Barnett deserves special mention for his chapter which addresses the 'why' of our workplace, suggesting that pessimists adhere to the perceived inevitable while optimists build change through the interstices of academic life.
The book unveils academic practices that are often hidden even for academics themselves. Established authors in the field brilliantly describe how tacit and informal aspects of academic working lives are actually the core essence of being an academic in the 21st century. After reading the book you start to observe your everyday working routines differently and making the invisible visible.
The contributors to this collection are at different stages in their careers and demonstrate perspective based on experience and contribution based on aspirations. Importantly insights are made about our working lives as a practice, with research and commentary about the realities of doing the job in dark times. While there is much to be concerned about I finished the book with a sense of optimism about the ability of ourselves to interrogate our work and to challenge prevailing orthodoxies.
This compendium presents the reader with a myriad of international studies featuring methods of analysis on topics as varied as U.K. governmental policy regarding postsecondary education to the email habits of academics [.]. The book itself exemplifies the momentum behind the project; it effectively registers the impact that thirty years of ideological, economic, technological, and political change has had on the work life of the academic.