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ERIC Number: ED481570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Words and Responsibilities: Graduate Education and the Humanities. Carnegie Essays on the Doctorate: Humanities.
Stimpson, Catharine R.
The Carnegie Foundation commissioned a collection of essays as part of the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID). Essays and essayists represent six disciplines that are part of the CID: chemistry, education, English, history, mathematics, and neuroscience. Intended to engender conversation about the conceptual foundation of doctoral education, the essays are intended as a starting point and not the last word in disciplinary discussions. This essay explores the nature of graduate education in the humanities, the nature of needed reforms, and the idea of stewardship in the field. Broad topics include: the "messiness" of the humanities, the unity of the humanities, responsibilities and stewardship in the humanities, and questions for graduate programs in the humanities, such as, "Who should the next generation of students be?"; "How do we want them to learn and what do we want them to know?"; and "How are we to create academic citizens?" (Contains 39 references.) (EV)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.
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Note: For related documents, see HE 036 204-206, 208-210.