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Collaborative Authorship: Reflections on a Briar Patch of Twisted Brambles
Kochan, F. K. = Mullen, C. A.= Mullen, C. A.=Kochan, F. K.


by Frances K. Kochan & Carol A. Mullen — February 12, 2001

This article describes a reflective analysis of authorship issues in higher education from the perspective of two female academics who are committed to collaborative work. A briar patch metaphor is used to help capture our personal and professional struggles with authorship in collaborative projects. The article provides a context for understanding experiences of authorship at individual and social levels of the academy. We share our belief that collaborative authorship practice should address issues of fairness and justice, and include strategies to make authorship that is truly equal more accurately visible. Six proposals for considering authorship in creative and practical ways are presented, with open discussion of the pros and cons of each. We propose the adoption of one we think solves many of the problems associated with name issues in genuinely collaborative work. Readers are invited to generate other proposals/solutions for the improvement and transformation of current authorship conventions and practices.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 12, 2001
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10661, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 12:32:33 AM

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  • Frances Kochan
    Auburn University
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    Frances K. Kochan teaches in the Department of Educational Foundations, Technology, and Leadership at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 36849-5112. She specializes in collaboration with and across different cultures of professionals, resulting in numerous academic articles and edited issues of journals. Dr. Kochan edited the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration Yearbook (1999), and A Thousand Voices from the Firing Line (1999, UCEA).
  • Carol Mullen
    University of South Florida
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    Carol A. Mullen teaches in the Leadership Development Department at University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 33620-5650. She specializes in collaboration with and across different cultures of professionals, resulting in numerous academic articles and edited issues of journals. Dr. Mullen has published four books, including the co-edited text New Directions in Mentoring (Falmer Press, 1999). Breaking the Circle of One (Peter Lang, 2000, 2nd ed.) received the “Exemplary Research in Teacher Education Award” from AERA (Division K).
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