The niche of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs): perceptions and reflections
Muzaka, Valbona (2009) The niche of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs): perceptions and reflections. Teaching in Higher Education, 14, (1), 1-12. (doi:10.1080/13562510802602400).
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The aim of this paper is to contribute to a better understanding of the GTAs’ niche in the current UK higher education system by means of reflecting on the results of a survey undertaken at a department of the University of Sheffield. The survey highlights that GTAs occupy an ambiguous niche; they are simultaneously teachers, researchers, students and employees, with considerable tensions emerging as a result of the often conflicting rights and responsibilities associated with such roles. The paper concludes that a dialogue should take place within and between universities in order to decide the desired status of the GTA within the UK higher education system and design a workable framework to sustain it
|Keywords:||graduate teaching assistants, uk higher education, doctoral students, teaching quality|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
|Date Deposited:||28 Jan 2010|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 12:34|
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