ERIC Number: ED046871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: 0
The Doctorate in Education. An Inquiry into Conditions Affecting the Pursuit of the Doctoral Degree in the Field of Education. (Chicago, May 2-4, 1960).
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
This working paper was prepared to provide the framework for discussions and recommendations at a conference to examine a research study on the doctorate in education and propose improvements in doctoral programs. (SP 004 602 is the conference report.) The paper summarizes the data of a 1960 research study ("An Inquiry into Conditions Affecting the Pursuit of the Doctoral Degree in the Field of Education," SP 004 600 and SP 004 601) and proposes implications with suggestions for discussion. Findings and suggestions are presented under six subtopics: 1) general characteristics of the institutions (92 known to award doctorates in education, 1956-1958) and of the individuals (3,379 who had received doctoral degrees during that 2-year period); 2) the recruitment of candidates; 3) admission practices; 4) requirements in instructional programs; 5) a look to the future. Included also are recommendations for further study and a 14-item bibliography. (SP 004 603 and ED 010 188 are also related documents.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Conference Working Paper