ERIC Number: ED046874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
The Doctorate in Education. Volume Three, Conference Report. (Chicago, May 2-4, 1960).
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
This document reports a conference attended by 137 representatives of institutions awarding the doctorate in education. They were invited to 1) study the findings of a research study ("An Inquiry into Conditions Affecting the Pursuit of the Doctoral Degree in the Field of Education"; see SP 004 600 and SP 004 601); 2) to draw their own conclusions regarding the implications for their present programs; and 3) to explore the possibility and desirability of drafting some minimal standards which would serve as a guiding pattern for the improvement of all doctoral programs. The first half of the report contains a summary of the study findings, a summary of conference deliberations, recommendations, and editorial comment on each of six subtopics: general characteristics of the institutions and individuals, recruitment of candidates, admission practices, requirements in instructional programs, personnel factors affecting completion of degrees, and future expectations. The second half of the report contains main addresses presented at the conference: "The Doctorate in Education--The Institutions" by John H. Russel; "The Doctorate in Education--The Graduates" by J. Marlowe Slater; "Graduate Education Today" by Bernard Berelson and "Teacher Education in the 1960's by E. T. McSwain. (SP 004 599 is the conference working paper and SP 004 603 and ED 010 188 are related papers.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.