ERIC Number: ED319311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Continuity and Change in the Highest-Ranked Ph.D.-Granting Departments of English, 1925-1982.
Webster, David S.; And Others
The study analyzed the six reputational rankings of Ph.D-granting English departments that have been published since 1925. The major finding was that most of the highest-ranked departments have been at private universities despite the fact that almost two-thirds of degree-granting departments are located at public institutions. In addition, of the highly ranked English departments that ranked higher than their overall universities, most are private. Of those highly ranked English departments that ranked lower than their overall universities, all are public. There has been great stability since 1925 in the highest ranked English departments, with few departments entering or leaving the group. Tables provide the various rankings. Contains 29 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).