ERIC Number: ED086658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Education and Social Policy: Report on a Doctoral Training Program.
Browning, Jane; Cohen, David
This report seeks to (a) explain the origins and development of a research and teaching program in social policy analysis; (b) give a broad view of curricular problems in teaching social policy analysis; (c) explore changing academic priorities, away from the traditional concerns of teacher training, curricular development, and disciplinary training toward such novel and peripheral concerns as planning, policy analysis, and interdisciplinary studies in school of education; and (d) explore some problems (ambiguities in program purposes, curriculum content, and faculty and student roles) of training in social policy analysis. The report is organized historically, beginning with the origins of the program in 1966-1968. The main concerns, however, are with (a) the movement from an immature curriculum to a better developed policy analysis program, (b) the movement from a mixed (practitioner and research) training program to a research training program, and (c) the problems caused by vagueness in faculty and student roles and efforts to clarify such roles in governance and informal social relations. Six tables describing their doctoral candidate are appended. (DDO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.