The Ambivalence of the Israeli Academic Profession: Research vs. Teaching. The Academic Profession Approaches the Twenty-First Century: the Carnegie Foundation International Survey, Symposium.Report as inadecuate




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Attitudes of Israeli senior faculty concerning research and teaching were evaluated using the Carnegie international questionnaire. Approximately one third of the total faculty population in Israel was randomly sampled, but stratified by institutional size. The questionnaire was sent to 2,225 faculty and 502 returned completed forms (22.56 percent). Analysis of the data included factor analysis to give a view of the main features of the data. The main finding was that research orientation is the unifying factor of the present Israeli professoriate. Other findings included (1) variances between teaching and research were explained by gender, type of institution, rank and preferences between teaching and research; (2) preferences for teacher over research were much more common among "newcomers" to the profession, women, lower ranking faculty, and those in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts and education; (3) research production was perceived as the most important consideration for promotion; (4) involvement in international academic activity was highly valued by the faculty with 62.5 percent reporting publishing articles and books in other countries. (Contains 13 references.) (JB)

Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, College Instruction, Departments, Faculty Publishing, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, International Studies, Publish or Perish Issue, Research, Sex Differences, Teacher Attitudes











Author: Gottlieb, Esther E.; And Others

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12486&id=ED375693







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