Authorial Angst, Collaborative Consciousness and Interrogated Interests as Elements of a Resuscitated Social Exchange Theory: Teaching Traveller Children: Maximising Learning Outcomes from Conceptualisation to Publication

Danaher, P.A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2289-7774 (2019) Authorial Angst, Collaborative Consciousness and Interrogated Interests as Elements of a Resuscitated Social Exchange Theory: Teaching Traveller Children: Maximising Learning Outcomes from Conceptualisation to Publication. In: University of Southern Queensland Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Group 23rd Research Symposium: Reflections on Research: Conceptualisation to Successful Publication, 28 June, 2019, Springfield, Australia.


Abstract

This paper affords a reflection on the processes of research encapsulated in the trajectory from conceptualisation to publication of the tri-authored research book Teaching Traveller Children: Maximising Learning Outcomes (Danaher, Coombes, & Kiddle, 2007). This trajectory included familial, friendship and collegial relationships, and constructed an intersection of scholarship about the education of occupationally mobile families in Australia and England. Analysing the book’s development accordingly distils broader issues of research relevance and researcher relationality.

This account of Teaching Traveller Children is framed by a current and critical resuscitation of social exchange theory (Cropanzano & Mitchell, 2005; Walczak, 2015) that moves beyond linearity, rationality, self-interestedness and uniformity, and that instead embraces affectivity, altruism, communitarianism and situatedness. From this perspective, a reimagined social exchange theory can highlight otherwise unheard and unseen dimensions of the complex and multiple interactions among the stakeholders in the production of authored research books, including authors, publishers, research participants, proposal evaluators, and book readers and reviewers.

The analysis of the development of Teaching Traveller Children, enabled by this reimagined social exchange theory, is clustered around the three themes of authorial angst, collaborative consciousness and interrogated interests. These themes are demonstrated as being simultaneously distinctive in their application to the tale of this particular book, and redolent of and resonant with wider issues entailed in moving from conceptualisation to publication as distinct processes of contemporary research.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2020 23:53
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2020 04:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: authorship, collaboration, education research, England, interests, publication, social exchange theory, Traveller education, Traveller Education Support Services
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37470

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