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ERIC Number: ED322098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
The Graduate Degree Dilemma: A School of Education's Mission and Its Programs.
Osguthorpe, Russell T.; And Others
Before making recommendations for specific degree titles or requirements, schools of education should come to a clearer consensus regarding their mission and the relationship to that mission of their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. Although institutions will likely continue to emphasize different types of teacher preparation programs and different areas of research, greater agreement among the nation's schools of education is essential if the integrity of graduate study in education is to be increased. The purpose of this article is to encourage a national discussion that will lead to a greater consistency regarding the central mission of schools of education and the meaning of different degrees offered by these school. One school of education's mission statement is examined, and its implications for graduate programs is discussed. The current status of graduate programs in U.S. schools of education are analyzed, and recommendations are made for improving these programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A