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Dr. Brent Bradford – New Publication

Posted on: Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Brent Bradford, Associate Professor (Education), is pleased to announce the publication of his new book (edited volume) entitled The Doctoral Journey: International Educationalist Perspectives with BRILL | SENSE. 

Contributors to the book include three members of the CUE Education Faculty. Dr. Edgar Schmidt, Dean of Education, contributed a chapter entitled Teacher in the Academy: A Doctoral Journey. The Afterword was written by mother-daughter team, Drs. June and Janet McConaghy. June (Professor Emerita) was the first Dean of Education at CUE from 1998-2007 and Janet is a Sessional Instructor in the Faculty of Education (former Assistant Professor).

The Doctoral Journey: International Educationalist Perspectives assembles a collective narrative related to the doctoral journey of recent graduates in the field of education. Clearly, the doctoral journey is not a linear process but rather a lattice of ever-evolving professional and personal relationships, experiences, perspectives, and insights. From early on when considering whether or not to apply to a programme, to deciding on an institution and supervisor, to delving into the related literature, to data collection and analyses, to closing in on the defence, to results dissemination, and everything in between and beyond, the doctoral journey presents incalculable obstacles that can be, and have been, overcome by doctoral graduates—including the contributors in this inspirationally-sparked collective narrative.

“The text resonates with my 25 years in academia (including difficult challenges faced when being a graduate advisor) and it resonates with the 20 doctoral students I have supervised to completion during that time.” – Anthony Clarke, University of British Columbia

“Unlike other similar volumes, The Doctoral Journey offers a new approach – it represents authentic experiences as diverse as people pursuing doctoral degrees and institutions offering them. The book is original because it offers readers an opportunity to see how real people live through personal and academic challenges, how they develop as future scholars, and how they learn to be compassionate and ‘stay real’ as they complete their journeys. It is the richness and diversity of the experiences and personal backgrounds of the contributors that make this book outstanding.” – Tatiana Gounko, University of Victoria

For more information, please visit: https://brill.com/view/title/54646