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Academic's Support Kit by Rebecca Boden
Book Description'Thanks for the brilliance, wisdom and humour of Boden, Epstein and Kenway. I will buy this KIT for all of my students, as they leave graduate school and venture into university life on their own. The Academic's Support Kit provides a virtual support group for young academics groping to find their way in the rapidly changing terrain of higher education. And there are some tips for those of us who have been around too long, as well' -Michelle Fine, The City University of New York 'Comprehensive and comprehendible information, alongside sensible, practical strategies and exercises, that I will be able to employ when developing my own academic career and to facilitate my staff development and peer mentoring work' - Sandra Sinfield, London Metropolitan University 'The Kit is excellent. And it is not just for academic starters either. This is a collection of books which every academic could refer to confident that she or he will benefit from the experiences shared, the perspectives offered and the advice given' - Robert Morrell, University of KwaZulu-Natal 'This is an eminently practical guide to getting ahead as a university academic employee' - Clive Seale, Brunel University 'The ASK Box would be a useful addition to the bookshelves of any research group or teaching team with new and developing researchers. It would be helpful for any department wanting to support its members in the development of their careers. It would also be useful for any senior institutional manager (who may have been an academic themselves) as a reminder of what they as established academics may have forgotten - the complex. Competitive and increasingly tortuous process of becoming an academic.' - Educate The Academic's Support Kit is a unique resource that provides all the information, skills and guidance to support academic professional development. Written by a team of experienced and international authors, the Kit offers a wealth of references, techniques and practical advice in the following 6 books: - Building Your Academic Career This volume encourages you to take a proactive approach to getting what you want out of academic work whilst being a good colleague Find out more - Getting Started On Research In contrast to the many books available on techniques of data collection and analysis, this volume deals with the many other practical considerations around actually doing research Find out more - Writing for Publication This book deals with a number of generic issues around academic writing and considers writing refereed journal articles, books and book chapters in detail as well as other, less common, forms of publication for academics Find out more - Teaching and Supervision This volume is on presents explanations and possible strategies designed to make your teaching and supervision work less burdensome, more rewarding (for you and your students) and manageable. Find out more - Winning and Managing Research Funding The pressure to win funding to do research is felt by nearly all academics worldwide. This book details strategies that you might adopt to get your research projects funded, and manage your research projects once they are funded. Find out more - Building Networks Having good networks is key to achieving what you want in academia. This book describes the kinds of networks that you might build across a range of settings, talks about the pros and cons involved and gives practical guidance on networking activities. Find out more All 6 titles are also available to buy individually. Please see each title's webpage for more details. This Kit will be an indispensable guide, for those starting out on an academic career, and those needing to make the next step up the ladder. It will also be welcomed as the complete resource for managers and staff development teams.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761942320
(210mm x 148mm x 70mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rebecca Boden
World Yearbook of Education 2008, Paperback (March 2012)
This 2008 volume examines higher education in globalised conditions through a focus on the spatial, historic and economic relations of power in which it is embedded.
Getting Started on Research, Paperback (January 2007)
Intended for those who are in the earlier stages of development as a researcher. This volume deals with the practical considerations around actually doing research - such as good ways to frame research questions, how to plan your research projects effectively and how to undertake the various necessary tasks.
Teaching and Supervision, Paperback (January 2007)
Looks at issues that readers might face in both teaching undergraduates and in the supervision of graduate research students. This book focuses on presenting explanations and possible strategies designed to make teaching and supervision work less burdensome, more rewarding and manageable.
Writing for Publication, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Rebecca Boden
Deals with a number of generic issues around academic writing and then considers writing refereed journal articles, books and book chapters in detail as well as other, less common, forms of publication for academics. This book aims to demystify the process and to help you to become a confident, competent, successful and published writer.
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Author Biography - Rebecca Boden
I work at the nexus of sociology and cultural studies and my research interests comprise childhood and youth studies, particularly sexuality, gender and race in education and in popular culture, and the cultural politics of education. Overall, my focus is on the dominant and how it is held in place, though this often involves investigating the experiences of those in subordinated, marginalised and/or stigmatised groups. I am especially concerned with how children negotiate these 'differences that make a difference' and their agency in the context of institutional settings such as schools and families. Research interests Education policy particularly in relation to globalisation and socio-cultural change Socio-cultural studies of diverse youthful identities and education Education, media and consumer cultures Elite Schools around the world and the formation of transnational elites Fields of Research (FOR) Higher Education Gender, Sexuality and Education Education Policy Sociology of Education
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