The Life-Changing Transitions of an Academic Research Career

Authored by: Elisabete A. Silva

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415727952
eBook ISBN: 9781315851884
Adobe ISBN: 9781317917038


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Compared with other children, I started my primary school late, when I was almost seven years old. In Portugal, children start school when they are six years old, but if by the registration day they are not yet six, they need to wait one more year. I was in this latter position and as a result of that one more year of extended freedom (and also a natural aptitude to be outside of enclosed spaces), at the beginning of my ‘academic career’ I didn’t like school.

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