ERIC Number: ED220407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
American Graduate Schools of Education. A View from Abroad.
Judge, Harry G.
Dr. Harry G. Judge of Oxford University, England, was asked by the Ford Foundation to conduct a series of visits to American research universities and their schools of education. His purpose was to investigate the role of the school of education in the research university, particularly at the graduate level. Dr. Judge visited ten universities and spent about 16 weeks in the United States. He prefaces his remarks on this experience by stating that he observed a seeming paradox, in that although education and schooling are of central importance in and to the United States, graduate schools of education display alarming symptoms of insecurity and self-doubt, stemming from the knowledge that their position within the world of higher education, and often within their parent universities, is always ambiguous and often resented. His observations on this paradox are presented in the form of an essay, followed by a "Letter from America," a response to his conclusions by a mythical American professor. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Negative Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Recognition, Schools of Education, Status Need, Universities
Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A