Artikel Our Unique Journey In Pursuit of A PhD

Habiburrahim, 2006087207 (2012) Artikel Our Unique Journey In Pursuit of A PhD. In: 10th Quality In Postgraduate Research Conference: Narratives of Transition: Perspectives of Research Leaders, Educators & Postgraduates.

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The Aceh government is committed to rebuilding Aceh (Indonesia) post the tsunami, and
sending students to study overseas is one of many initiatives to enhance the quality of human
resources in the province following the tragedy. This paper illustrates the journey of two
students from Aceh who are undertaking their PhD at Flinders University where their decision to
study differed from the reasons students might typically have to pursue the PhD degree. As do
others who are chosen by the government, the students have responsibility to accomplish that
specific mandate. The government and the people in Aceh anticipate the new ideas, novel
concepts and ways of empowering the province that the students will bring back to their
province upon the completion of their study. Pursuing a higher degree, particularly overseas, is
seen as blessing for many people including the students. Meeting new people and experiencing
a new study and research environment always brings added value for them. As well as cultural
considerations, undertaking a PhD also involves professional and personal issues. Shifting roles
from professional teachers to become postgraduate students is part of the process of
undertaking the degree, and this brings with it a number of challenges. As international
students, these challenges encompass cultural, along with language adjustments and academic
barriers, in addition to family issues. This paper employs a selfͲnarrative study approach to
report the PhD journey of the two students. This journey is examined from three dimensions:
cultural, professional and personal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: 300 Sociology and Anthropology (Sosiologi dan Antropologi)
300 Sociology and Anthropology (Sosiologi dan Antropologi) > 370 Education (Pendidikan)
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:33
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:33

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