ERIC Number: ED248205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of Autumn, 1978 through Autumn, 1982 Doctoral Graduates at the Ohio State University's College of Education. Technical Report #1 [and] Executive Summary.
Loadman, William E.; Holcomb, Zelda J.
A follow-up study of doctoral graduates from the College of Education at Ohio State University covered all graduates from Autumn, l978 through Autumn, l982 (N=636). A questionnaire obtained information on: (l) general educational background courses taken; (2) instructors; (3) advisor and advisory committee; (4) general examinations; (5) dissertation process; (6) campus facilities and services; (7) present work experience; (8) research and publication record; and (9) demographics. Demographic information revealed slightly more male than female graduates. Most graduates were Caucasian. The major area studied at the bachelor's level was not education, and, at the master's level, approximately a third did not major in education. A substantial number taught K-l2 prior to the doctorate, and there was a substantial increase in college level teaching after receipt of the doctorate. Overall, the graduates indicated that their doctoral program significantly contributed to their current job satisfaction. The respondents recommended some changes in the program: (l) increased contact with advisor; (2) more research and statistics courses, and (3) more computer training. Over 100 tables present data gathered for this analysis. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Career Development, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Education Majors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Background, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.