ERIC Number: ED053070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Doctorate in Education: An Inquiry into Conditions Affecting Pursuit of the Doctoral Degree in the Field of Education. The Institutions.
Robertson, Neville; Sistler, Jack K.
This report updates the study "The Doctorate in Education" published by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in 1960 (ED 046 872 through ED 046 875). A questionnaire set up to examine the same areas of inquiry as the AACTE study was mailed to 145 institutions which had been identified as offering doctoral programs in education. The 113 respondents were divided into two categories--"old institutions" and "new institutions." The first referred to those which were in the original study; the latter referred to those which had begun offering the doctorate in education since that time. The report presents detailed information on characteristics of the institutions, recent production of doctoral graduates in education, admission requirements, curricular requirements, and related conditions such as housing and finance. Comparisons are made between old and new institutions and between Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs. The report finds that as the Ph.D. has begun to drop the foreign language requirement and made other changes toward similarity with the Ed.D., it has become the more popular degree. Few differences were found between old and new institutions. The report also noted that the four areas which produced the greatest numbers of doctorates were school administration, guidance and counseling, educational psychology, and higher education. The final chapter includes other conclusions and recommendations and outlines of "typical" Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs. (SP 005 145 reports a similar study of Canadian institutions.) (RT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Education Majors, Financial Problems, Graduate Students, Program Content, School Role, Schools of Education, Student Characteristics, Surveys
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.