Authorial Angst, Collaborative Consciousness and Interrogated Interests as Elements of a Resuscitated Social Exchange Theory: Teaching Traveller Children: Maximising Learning Outcomes from Conceptualisation to Publication
Authorial Angst, Collaborative Consciousness and Interrogated Interests as Elements of a Resuscitated Social Exchange Theory: Teaching Traveller Children: Maximising Learning Outcomes from Conceptualisation to
|Conference/Event||University of Southern Queensland Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Group 23rd Research Symposium: Reflections on Research: Conceptualisation to Successful Publication|
University of Southern Queensland Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Group 23rd Research Symposium: Reflections on Research: Conceptualisation to Successful Publication
28 Jun 2019
This paper affords a reflection on the processes of research encapsulated in the trajectory from conceptualisation to publication of the tri-authored research book Teaching Traveller Children: Maximising Learning Outcomes (Danaher, Coombes, & Kiddle, 2007). This trajectory included familial, friendship and collegial relationships, and constructed an intersection of scholarship about the education of occupationally mobile families in Australia and England. Analysing the book’s development accordingly distils broader issues of research relevance and researcher relationality.
This account of Teaching Traveller Children is framed by a current and critical resuscitation of social exchange theory (Cropanzano & Mitchell, 2005; Walczak, 2015) that moves beyond linearity, rationality, self-interestedness and uniformity, and that instead embraces affectivity, altruism, communitarianism and situatedness. From this perspective, a reimagined social exchange theory can highlight otherwise unheard and unseen dimensions of the complex and multiple interactions among the stakeholders in the production of authored research books, including authors, publishers, research participants, proposal evaluators, and book readers and reviewers.
The analysis of the development of Teaching Traveller Children, enabled by this reimagined social exchange theory, is clustered around the three themes of authorial angst, collaborative consciousness and interrogated interests. These themes are demonstrated as being simultaneously distinctive in their application to the tale of this particular book, and redolent of and resonant with wider issues entailed in moving from conceptualisation to publication as distinct processes of contemporary research.
|Keywords||authorship, collaboration, education research, England, interests, publication, social exchange theory, Traveller education, Traveller Education Support Services|
|ANZSRC Field of Research 2020||390303. Higher education|
|Byline Affiliations||School of Education|
|Institution of Origin||University of Southern Queensland|
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