ERIC Number: ED427648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Graduate Education in Government: In England, France, and the United States.
This book reports findings of a study comparing how the leading institutions of higher education in England, France, and the United States conduct their graduate programs in political science. Institutions studied were: Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the University of London in England; the University of Paris 1 (Sorbonne), Institute of Political Studies of Paris, and Institute of Political Studies of Grenoble in France; and Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Michigan in the United States. Chapter 1 explains the study's purpose and methodology. Chapter 2 describes in some detail the model used in each of the three nations. Chapter 3 provides a comparative analysis of the models in terms of graduate program organization, budgetary provisions, prevalent educational philosophy, curricular and core course requirements, graduation requirements, approaches to pedagogy, and teaching methods. Recent and current major challenges and factors responsible for excellence in political science at each institution are addressed in chapter 4. Chapter 5 provides conclusions and inferences. Chapter 6 offers two proposals: one for an optimal master's degree program and the other an optimal doctoral degree program in political science in an American university of medium size. The interview schedule is appended. (Contains 63 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Masters Degrees, Political Science, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: France; United Kingdom (England); United States