Mobile academics Down Under: the ecologies of practice, fraternal itineraries and professional identities of three Australian university lecturers

Danaher, Patrick A. and Danaher, Mike and Danaher, Geoff (2008) Mobile academics Down Under: the ecologies of practice, fraternal itineraries and professional identities of three Australian university lecturers. In: Students, staff and academic mobility in higher education. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, United Kingdom, pp. 262-276. ISBN 9781847186034

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Abstract

The final part of the book is devoted to staff mobility, another theme which is under-explored in the literature. The first chapter is autoethnographic and presents the professional odysseys of three Australian academics who are brothers. Patrick Danaher, Mike Danaher and Geoff Danaher reflect on their respective and shared experiences of academic mobility. The chapter is framed and informed by the concept of ‘ecologies of practice’, which highlights the commonalities and divergences evident among system and institution-level policies, campus and faculty practices and academics’ own subjectivities. They point out how the ways in which student mobility are perceived differ from views on staff mobility, not least because the former are seen as ‘customers’ whereas the latter are ‘labour’. The implications of the Danaher analysis include the need to pay more attention to mobility within an education system.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2008 by Mike Byram and Fred Dervin and contributors. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 306.432 Stu.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 01:52
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 01:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic mobility
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8075

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