ERIC Number: EJ1223115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
The Search for Meaning in Higher Education Research: A Discourse Analysis of ASHE Presidential Addresses
Kimball, Ezekiel; Friedensen, Rachel E.
Review of Higher Education, v42 n4 p1549-1574 Sum 2019
In this study, we utilized discourse analysis to examine past ASHE Presidential Addresses. Study findings highlight recurrent themes related to: the way that agency is assigned to various higher education actors (e.g., undergraduate students, faculty members); appropriate research topics and approaches; and higher education as a distinctive field of study. Our findings suggest that, although higher education is not a distinct discipline, it has assumed some disciplinary characteristics--mostly notably the creation of a discourse community predicated on specialized knowledge and recurrent discursive strategies.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Discourse Analysis, Professional Associations, Speeches, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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