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Publications 2015, 3(2), 89-103; doi:10.3390/publications3020089

Two Chinese Medical Master’s Students Aspiring to Publish Internationally: A Longitudinal Study of Legitimate Peripheral Participation in Their Communities of Practice

Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430081, China
Academic Editor: Yongyan Li
Received: 28 December 2014 / Accepted: 16 April 2015 / Published: 21 April 2015
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Abstract

This paper explores how two Chinese medical Master’s students’ international publication success/failure and their academic English learning outcomes were related to their agency and the social context in which they were embedded by using the notions of legitimate peripheral participation (LPP) and community of practice (CoP). While both students were highly motivated and similarly limited in English proficiency, their publication and academic English literacy learning outcomes vastly differed. Analysis via the lenses of LPP and CoP reveals that their differences in scholarly achievement in terms of international publication success and academic English learning outcomes can be convincingly explained by variation in the structure of the CoPs to which they belonged. Their respective CoPs determine their amount and quality of co-participation or mutual engagement with old-timers, particularly the master, which ultimately led to markedly different publication and academic English learning outcomes. Accordingly, I argue that institutions must consider the amount of mutual engagement senior researchers can afford to their research students when allocating advising responsibilities to professors. View Full-Text
Keywords: Master’s students; legitimate peripheral participation; community of practice; co-participation; international publication Master’s students; legitimate peripheral participation; community of practice; co-participation; international publication
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Luo, N. Two Chinese Medical Master’s Students Aspiring to Publish Internationally: A Longitudinal Study of Legitimate Peripheral Participation in Their Communities of Practice. Publications 2015, 3, 89-103.

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