ERIC Number: ED106418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Doctoral Research on the Disadvantaged.
For the last few years, ERIC-CUE has published a series entitled "the Doctoral Research Series," the first of which focused on the education of Mexican-American children. The second collection of annotated bibliographies concentrated on problems of desegregation, and the third on early childhood education. These bibliographies were organized by using a computerized search of "Dissertation Abstracts International" from 1965-69, and a hand search of the same abstract bibliography from January 1970 through June 1972 volumes. While this work was proceeding, several university programs were examined. Faculty and students were interviewed to determine what factors increased research productivity. Eleven universities were identified as leading in production of the largest number of dissertations on the education of disadvantaged populations. In the discussion that follows in the body of this report, the names of some institutions and of people have been changed to preserve confidentiality; it was found that several institutions and individuals assumed leadership in doctoral research on the disadvantaged. It was concluded that, with the diversity of individuals and institutions dealt with, it is difficult to summarize the positive and negative effects of combining doctoral dissertation study with the need to better educate poor and minority group children. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.