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By Tatiana Fumasoli, Gaële Goastellec, Barbara M. Kehm

ISBN-10: 3319107194

ISBN-13: 9783319107196

This publication explores the perceptions of educational employees and representatives of institutional management concerning the alterations in educational careers and educational paintings skilled lately. It emphasizes standardisation and differentiation of educational profession paths, affects of latest kinds of caliber administration on educational paintings, alterations in recruitment, employment and dealing stipulations, and teachers’ perceptions in their expert contexts. The booklet demonstrates a becoming variety in the educational occupation and new expert roles inhabiting an area that is neither situated within the middle enterprise of training and examine nor on the best point administration and management. the recent larger schooling pros are typically vital switch brokers in the better schooling associations not just enjoyable carrier and bridging capabilities but in addition streamlining educational paintings to contribute to the acceptance and competitiveness of the establishment as an entire. in keeping with interviews with educational employees, this booklet explores the location in 8 ecu nations: Austria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, eire, Poland, Romania, and Switzerland.

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4 Rivalry Between Academic Status Groups Interviewees’ responses accentuate classical and new forms of inner-institutional rivalry and competition between academic status groups. (A) Supremacy of the professoriate: “There is still a clear separation between the professoriate and all other staff. Professors refuse to be grouped together with older assistants” (AT49). Repeatedly, even a strong division between habilitated academics and full professors was mentioned. “A habilitation does not automatically provide senior status within the organization.

Kwiek and D. Antonowicz mentors beyond doctoral studies, in a transition period potentially leading to university employment. The interviews indicate that the cornerstone of the academic career is to be “discovered” by, and to be “invited” to work with, the right academic (institutionally, a professor and intellectually, a mentor; there is a “process of motivated search” between masters and apprentices, Zuckerman 1977/1996, p. 107). In other words, “meeting the right academic” does not have to be a random incident; for the most able doctoral students, it can be a mutual intellectual discovery based on social interactions in the academic setting, gradually leading to building partnerships in research between senior academics and most talented, ambitious and hardworking students or doctoral students with specific knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Fosa Staromiejska 1A, 87-100 Torun´, Poland © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 T. Fumasoli et al. 1007/978-3-319-10720-2_3 41 42 M. Kwiek and D. Antonowicz most often measurable research outputs expected from academics for particular time periods or for particular stages of the academic career. Expectations from academics in the same stages of their careers are becoming largely similar throughout Europe. There seem to emerge an interesting combination of career progression requirements linked to age and/or specific time frames in academic careers.

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