eCite Digital Repository

Telling tales: a narrative research study of the experiences of new international academic staff at an Australian university

Citation

Green, WJ and Myatt, P, Telling tales: a narrative research study of the experiences of new international academic staff at an Australian university, International Journal for Academic Development, 16, (1) pp. 33-44. ISSN 1360-144X (2011) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/1360144X.2011.546219

Abstract

As the transnational movement of academics continues to increase, some are arguing it is time to look more closely at the challenges faced by new international academic staff. This article reports on a narrative research study exploring the experiences and perceptions of eight international academic staff at a large, research‐intensive university in Australia. The findings suggest that the difficulties faced by the participants were resolved over time, albeit at great personal cost, and with varying costs to the institution in terms of the quality of teaching, student learning and research. The implications of these findings for academic developers are briefly considered.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:academic mobility; transnational teaching; cultures of learning; narrative research
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other Education
Research Field:Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:Green, WJ (Dr Wendy Green)
ID Code:122047
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2017-10-27
Last Modified:2017-11-02
Downloads:0

Repository Staff Only: item control page