ERIC Number: ED240064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Study in Education: An Analysis of Institutions and Degree Awards, 1971-1981.
Golladay, Mary A.
During the past 10 years, the patterns of degree awards in education have departed from the general trends in degree awards from higher education institutions. A decline in the number of bachelor's degrees, accompanied by continuing increases (then a decline) at the master's level, may reflect several factors: shifts in the supply and demand for teachers; higher salaries paid to teachers with graduate degrees; a shift of the preferred teacher credentials from the bachelor's to the master's level; or combinations of these factors. The large increase in doctoral degrees earned during this period suggests considerable change in emphasis within the discipline. This paper presents a profile of the discipline, as it is reflected in degree awards, and the institutions which confer them. The profile places education in the larger context of higher education disciplines, and, within the discipline, it identifies change, stability, and current status. Data are summarized on earned degrees from a variety of perspectives, and trend information is assembled on awards by level, recipients, specialties, and institutions. While not describing the entire active profession of educational researchers, a primary source of new entrants to the discipline is considered, and the environment within which much educational research is conducted is described. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).