ERIC Number: ED046872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: 0
The Doctorate in Education. Volume I, The Graduates.
Brown, Laurence D.; Slater, J. Marlowe
As one phase of a larger inquiry (See SP 004 601, SP 004 602, and SP 004 603) aimed ultimately at increasing the quantity and quality of doctoral degree holders in the field of professional education, a study surveyed conditions affecting pursuit of the doctoral degree in education. Questionnaires were sent to all available individuals who received the Ed.D. or Ph.D. in education between 1956 and 1958. Responses were received from 78.5 percent of the persons polled. Respondents represented 91 institutions which award the doctorate in education. The purpose was to develop hypotheses. Chi square analysis and rank correlation were used. Tabulations were made across all items (the mass data), across major fields, across degrees, and across institutions. Findings revealed information regarding circumstances and events leading up to doctoral study, pursuit of the degree, attitudes toward selected situations encountered during the program and period of residency, and since the degree. Six critical factors were identified which underlie conditions affecting pursuit of the doctoral degree in education: sociological facts relative to the individual in the sample, age of the graduates, length of the doctoral program, financial factors, the occupational sources of students and the kinds of positions taken after receipt of the doctorate, and institutional control of factors affecting pursuit of the degree. (Included are findings, conclusions, and suggestions for further study. SP 004 599, SP 004 600, and ED 010 188 are related documents.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.