Academics’ International Teaching Journeys: An Introduction

Rao, Namrata and Yeh, Chloe Shu-Hua and Hosein, Anesa and Kinchin, Ian M. (2018) Academics’ International Teaching Journeys: An Introduction. In: Academics’ International Teaching Journeys - Personal Narratives of Transitions in Higher Education. Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781474289795 (Accepted for Publication)

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This chapter provides an introduction to the book, Academics’ International Teaching Journeys. Within this chapter, the concept of international academic is explored by looking at the contested terminologies that are used to represent them. Further, a justification for using personal narratives as an approach for writing this book is discussed. The chapter also discusses some of the key issues that the contributors have identified - the influences of geopolitical and cultural histories, pedagogical dissonance and ethical dilemmas - which have influenced their teaching journeys. The chapter concludes with an overview of the nine personal narratives included in the book and provides recommendations to help international academics to make positive teaching journeys in their new academic environments which they experience as they cross borders in their academic pursuit.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: geopolitical; migrant academics; teaching; personal narratives
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Namrata Rao
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 15:52
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 07:49

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