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This tale of ours: Pakistani academics’ challenges, struggles, and becoming

Anjum, I, Fraser, S ORCID: 0000-0002-0766-4892 and Thomas, S ORCID: 0000-0002-9746-2417 2021 , 'This tale of ours: Pakistani academics’ challenges, struggles, and becoming' , International Journal for Academic Development , pp. 1-15 , doi: 10.1080/1360144X.2021.1976188.

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This paper, reporting the findings from a larger, earlier study, aimed to develop an in-depth understanding of the struggles involved in six Pakistani academics’ experiences of professional growth. A narrative inquiry approach was used to explore the experiences and the data were analysed using paradigmatic reasoning, an approach to analysing narratives. The results indicate that professional learning for the participants in this inquiry is largely a solitary endeavour that relies on an internal locus of control and is driven by a sense of ethical responsibility. Findings support holistic academic development, with important strategic implications for academic developers in higher education institutions.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Anjum, I and Fraser, S and Thomas, S
Keywords: academic development, higher education, narrative inquiry, Pakistan
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal for Academic Development
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1360-144X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/1360144X.2021.1976188
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