ERIC Number: ED039825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Invisible University; Postdoctoral Education in the United States.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
The purpose of this study was to provide some basic facts about postdoctoral study in the United States. The report begins with a review of the history of postdoctoral education since its beginning more than 50 years ago. Succeeding chapters consider in detail the composition and distribution of the postdoctoral population; the significance of postdoctoral education for the individual, the department, and the institution of which he is temporarily a member; the character of postdoctoral education in different fields of study; the manner in which postdoctoral education is supported and provided for; and the costs of postdoctoral education. The report concludes with recommendations based on the findings, and appendices which include the questionnaires, compilations of data, and a bibliography. (AF)
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Experience, Employment Patterns, Financial Support, Higher Education, Postdoctoral Education, Research, Surveys
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.