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

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/13562510802602400
ISSNs: 1356-2517 (print)
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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
ePrint ID: 71202
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
February 2009Published
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:02

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