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Being Academician In Globalizing World


  • H. Ferhan Odabasi
  • Mehmet Firat
  • Serkan Ä°zmirli
  • Serkan Cankaya
  • Z. Abidin Misirli

    () (Anadolu University
    Anadolu University
    Anadolu University
    Anadolu University)


Transformations in scholarship, like in every other discipline, have happened in a globalizing world. In this context, the redefinition or the conceptualization of scholarship has great importance. In this study, first with historical transformation happening in higher education, the changing role of the scholarship has been discussed. Scholarship concept and as academic activities teaching, research, social service, and management have been examined. In addition, research-teaching dilemma in academic activities has been mentioned and problems that belong to academic life have been handled. Results of the examined researches showed that scholarship concept is generally related to academic activities. In this context, it has seen that research and teaching activities as a dilemma that occupy academic agenda have three kinds of relationships: positive, negative and no relationship. Besides, it has seen that academicians have been faced varied problems in all over the world. But because there are a limited number of studies in Turkey, it is hard to localize Turkey’s position in world discussion agenda.

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  • H. Ferhan Odabasi & Mehmet Firat & Serkan Ä°zmirli & Serkan Cankaya & Z. Abidin Misirli, 2010. "Being Academician In Globalizing World," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 10(3), pages 127-142, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:10:y:2010:i:3:p:127-142

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    scholarship; teaching; research; higher education;

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