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Academic Work and Life: What it is to be an Academic, and How This is Changing Vol: 1

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20 Dec 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
416 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
International Perspectives on Higher Education Research


Hardbound. What is it like to live and work as an academic at the end of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first century? This volume, containing contributions from authors in Europe and Australasia, seeks to provide a diversity of answers to that question. The evidence assembled includes data from national questionnaire surveys, cross-national expert reports and in-depth interviews, analyses of academic, policy and professional literatures, and autobiographical reflection. This diversity of material and analytical approaches serves to provide an extensive guide to the trends, continuities, differences and challenges affecting higher education systems and workers at the present time, as well as, at least, beginning to suggest some possible responses.
EDITORIAL BOARD. Notes on Contributors. Editorial introduction. Academic staff in Europe: Changing employment and working conditions. Academic work in Norwegian higher education. Academic work and values in Australian higher education, 1977 to 1997. Towards new balance or new divides? The changing work roles of academics in Australia. Working in higher education in the United Kingdom. The casualisation of employment in higher education in the United Kingdom. Is the position of women in higher education changing?. One step up, two down: Women in higher education management in Southeast Asia. Numbers are not enough: On women in higher education and being a feminist academic. Academic occupations and institutional change: Reflections on researching academic life. Reporting on academic work and life: A year of The Times Higher Education Supplement.

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