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Becoming a Scholar: Cross-cultural reflections on identity and agency in an education doctorate.

Savva, M and Nygaard, L (Eds). Becoming a Scholar: Cross-cultural reflections on identity and agency in an education doctorate. [Book]. UCL Press: London. Green open access

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Abstract

Becoming a Scholar provides a window into the lives of nine non-traditional doctoral students. As mature, part-time, international students enrolled in a professional doctorate programme, they reflect on the transformation process of becoming scholars, and their narratives provide breadth and depth to themes that represent a diverse cross-section of cultures, identities and communities. Recognising that the process of becoming a scholar is as much internal as it is external, the book provides an opportunity to engage with authentic personal stories that remain firmly rooted in academic literature. By bringing the ‘human face’ behind the doctoral journey to the forefront, the narratives draw much-needed attention to the personal journey that inevitably parallels and intersects with the academic journey. Although the narratives are drawn from a professional Doctor in Education (EdD) programme based in the UK, the struggles are sure to resonate with a much wider range of doctoral students and academics, sparking lively discussion, debate and reflection. A must-read for students preparing to embark on the doctoral journey, and essential reading for doctoral programmes that wish to equip students with important knowledge about the challenges ahead.

Type: Book
Title: Becoming a Scholar: Cross-cultural reflections on identity and agency in an education doctorate.
ISBN-13: 978-1-78735-766-2
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787357662
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787357662
Language: English
Additional information: Text © the authors, 2021 Collection © the editors, 2021 The authors and editors have asserted their right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as authors of this work. A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from The British Library. This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Savva, Maria and Nygaard, Lynn P. (eds) 2021. Becoming a Scholar: Cross- cultural reflections on identity and agency in an education doctorate. London: UCL Press. https:// doi.org/ 10.14324/ 111.9781787357662 Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at http:// creativecommons.org/ licences/ Any third- party material in this book is published under the book’s Creative Commons licence unless indicated otherwise in the credit line to the material. If you would like to re- use any third- party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
Keywords: higher education,universities,postgraduates,professional identity.
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10120407
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