ERIC Number: ED238722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-20
Reference Count: 0
1982 Doctorate Production Stable in Science and Engineering Fields, But Down in Science and Mathematics Education.
Science Resources Studies Highlights, Dec 1983
Presented are highlights from the Survey of Earned Doctorates, focusing on: trends in doctorate production by field, sex, and citizenship; employment of science and engineering (S/E) doctorates; and science and mathematics education doctorates. Approximately 95 percent of the 1982 recipients of the Ph.D. and similar doctorates responded to a survey questionnaire. Data also include information for nonrespondents obtained from public sources. Recipients of first-professional degrees such as the M.D. are not included. Among the findings highlighted are those indicating that: the 1982 S/E doctorate of 17,600 was virtually unchanged from 1981, remaining 7 percent below the peak reached in 1972; that the representation of women continued to grow such that during the last 10 years the number of female S/E doctorates increased by 100 percent, while S/E doctorates awarded to men fell by 20 percent; and that non-U.S. citizens accounted for about 23 percent of new S/E doctorates in 1982. In addition, although doctorates with specialization in science/mathematics education peaked at 364 in 1972, they declined to only 136 in 1982; among those with definite employment commitments in the last three years, about three times as many had commitments to colleges or universities as to elementary or secondary schools. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.