Trowler, P. R. and Knight, P. T. (1999) Organizational socialization and induction in universities: Reconceptualizing theory and practice. Higher Education, 37 (2). pp. 177-195. ISSN 0018-1560Full text not available from this repository.
This paper argues that the theory and practice of induction and socialization of new academic staff in universities have been based on a partial, corporatist, perspective influenced by now defunct structural-functionalist theory. We develop a more sophisticated theoretical understanding of organizational socialization and explore its consequences for the practice of induction of new academic staff. These ideas are based on secondary data derived from a number of studies of new academic appointees (NAAs), 27 in-depth interviews we conducted with academics in ten Canadian and English universities, both chartered and unchartered, and a five year ethnographic study of academic staff in a single unchartered English university.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Higher Education|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research|
|Deposited By:||Ms Margaret Calder|
|Deposited On:||02 Dec 2008 14:39|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2016 01:15|
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