ERIC Number: ED150939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
A Degree For College Teachers: The Doctor of Arts. A Technical Report for the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education.
Dressel, Paul L.; Thompson, Mary Magdala
The Doctor of Arts (D.A.) degree, designed as a preparation for college teaching is discussed. Alternatives to the D.A. degree, variants of the Ph.D. and Ed.D. that are directed at college teaching, are summarized. The Ph.D. and D.A. are compared and the advantage of the D.A. program in preparing college teachers is outlined. A history of the development of the D.A. degree is presented and includes a list of the institutions that offered the degree as of June 1977. Institutional practices in instituting and changing the D.A. are presented and discussions are included on: (1) seminar in the learning experience; (2) teacher self-sufficiency; (3) educational technology and teaching; (4) professionalism; (5) selection of students; and (6) internships. Finally, areas of concern regarding D.A. developments are discussed. (SPG)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Degree Requirements, Doctor of Arts Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Educational Technology, Graduate Medical Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Selection, Specialist in Education Degrees, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 589 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($5.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, Berkeley, CA.