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Sunday: The Departure Lounge, Ankara, reminds me of our Senior Common Room with its leatherette chairs and cool‐drinks dispenser. I have just completed a tour undertaken for the CVCNP (Committee of Vice‐Chancellors with No Principles) to study staff morale in institutions without tenured posts. Perhaps I can write the report on the plane. Incidentally have been able to collect useful material for my research student; her provisional thesis title is ‘Constraints on higher education under repressive régimes in the free world’. Contemplate writing a regular column for THES.
The purpose of this paper is to address an under-explored and under-theorised aspect of gender work in UK academia in that it looks at the professional lives of middle and…
The purpose of this paper is to address an under-explored and under-theorised aspect of gender work in UK academia in that it looks at the professional lives of middle and senior women managers and leaders who are responsible for initial teacher training in their institutions. As Maguire (2002) and Murray (2002, 2006) point out, within academia, teacher trainers occupy a particularly under-researched space despite some recent interest (Korthagen and Vasalos, 2005; Thompson, 2007).
This research draws on a larger study which explored how 22 middle and senior managers and leaders in ten institutions in England try to come to terms with carrying out their roles in the education marketplace. In-depth semi-structured interviews were carried out with these women and data were also collected from field notes from participant observation undertaken at three of the institutions.
Whereas some women are moving into positions of authority in the education marketplace, some existing women managers are being marginalised within new internally differentiated layers of managerial structures. Simultaneously, many women who manage teacher training are engaged in a struggle for survival individually and professionally. Those who succeed have managed to re-invent themselves to endorse neo-liberal discourses.
Original empirical research which sheds new light on previous discourses related to women managers in neo-liberal academia.
Snow in Bradford causes production and distribution delays at International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (MCB). Yorkshire Water blames shortages on unexpected lack of liquidity at sub‐zero temperatures. Health Minister denies press reports of “ambulance chasing”. Drafting difficulties engulf Government plans to privatise Trinity House. LAPL core journals in management buy‐out rumour bid shock. Arthur Scargill announces that he is willing to consider the Government's restructuring plans, if they make British Coal more attractive to overseas customers, otherwise he has his own Government restructuring plans.
Following the recent publication of the Collected correspondence of the Royal Society of Literature, that well known Old Firm, book packagers to HM Stationery Office, Diplock, Denning and Devlin is/are preparing an œuvre drawn from the files of various Copyright Offices. An advanced dummy has fallen into our hands at the Frankfurter Bookfest…
In this year, 1985 was the Comet seen? Presaged by plague and pestilence of the blood, spreading alarm from the West Coast. In Mexico was earthquake. In Columbia volcanic…
In this year, 1985 was the Comet seen? Presaged by plague and pestilence of the blood, spreading alarm from the West Coast. In Mexico was earthquake. In Columbia volcanic eruption. In Latin America everywhere, inflation. In Africa the people starved, whereas in Europe was food made waste. By the power of television was one good man, Geldof, moved to collect a great sum; invoking the panoply of Stars and IT (wherewith ComSat). But more mysterious ways will yet be required if governments are to be moved, as the peoples are moved.
The '85 Monsoon Season Expedition of our Senior Common Room Walking, Eating and Drinking Club was a little late starting. Any expedition to the source of the Pennine Way (PW) — in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright and Tom Stephenson — is subject to unlooked for logistic difficulties. In our case it was that one of us, myself, could not start before lunch on Saturday; the full Academic Board, at its final meeting of term, had declined to allow us to close the Library on Saturdays‐in‐August. And so our first day consisted of a sortie from the railway station at Edale to the Youth Hostel, ditto.