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ERIC Number: ED031199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 81
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An Investigation of the Doctor of Arts Degree for the Junior College Instructor.
Shell, Edwin Taylor
This study consisted of a poll of junior college administrators, responsible for the employment of their instructional staff, to determine if they felt the Doctor of Arts degree would satisfy the academic needs of the junior college instructor. A 17-item questionnaire was mailed to 107 public tax-supported junior colleges within the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; 83% were returned in usable form. Findings indicated that, among the administrators polled, 62% held a doctor's degree, 24% did not have three years of advanced study beyond the bachelor's degree, instructors with prior employment as either secondary teachers or college instructors were preferred for teaching traditional academic courses, there was agreement that the master's degree was necessary for junior college instructors, 85% did not require the minimum standard of advanced course work for department chairmen, 85% felt the Doctor of Arts degree would be generally accepted by the junior college instructors, 69% had a favorable opinion toward the proposed Doctor of Arts degree, 82% did not favor a research-oriented dissertation as part of the Doctor of Arts degree, and 62% favored the Doctor of Arts degree over the Ph.D. or the Ed.D. for junior college instructors. The general conclusion of the research was that administrators substantially agree on the desirability of an advanced degree designed especially for junior college instructors. (MB)
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