ERIC Number: ED026972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Trends and Developments in Graduate Education.
Dearing, George Bruce; Lederer, G. Peter
Among many problems of graduate education in the US, one of the most pressing is the question of whether there should be composite or separate faculties for the graduate and undergraduate programs. Widespread use of graduate assistants has caused equal concern although there is little doubt that their participation in all aspects of research and instruction will continue. The relationship of undergraduate to graduate education is changing, and as knowledge increases, graduate programs are becoming more specialized. A response to the problems of smaller institutions is the development of consortia. The appropriate role and authority of the graduate dean is a topic of attention in the literature and 3 patterns have emerged--the dean as clerk, the dean as scholar, the dean as scholar-administrator. A comparable administrative question concerns the organization requied to discharge functions within departments. Many factors --the draft, job requirements, obsolescence of technical knowledge-- account for a greater number of students than formerly and their conditions of life vary considerably. There is also great diversity in the requirements for graduate degrees and few trends are discernible. In the determination of what degrees fo offer, there is a growing need for flexibility and relevant standards. New and concrete data must be provided for the solution of many of the problems now causing controversy among those who seek to improve graduate education. A lengthy annotated bibliography is included. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.