This article makes the case for expanding our conception of what it means to provide “professional training” to PhD students in departments of English. Rather than focus exclusively on placing students in tenure-track academic appointments, departments should prepare them simultaneously for careers both inside and outside the academy by focusing on the broad range of skills inherent to doctoral training. Such an approach not only will empower graduate students but also may transform the academy itself.
Research Article| January 01 2015
From All Sides: Rethinking Professionalization in a Changing Job Market
Pedagogy (2015) 15 (1): 103–118.
David M. Ball, William Gleason, Nancy J. Peterson; From All Sides: Rethinking Professionalization in a Changing Job Market. Pedagogy 1 January 2015; 15 (1): 103–118. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2799244
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