ERIC Number: EJ1034477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Do Graduate Student Teacher Training Courses Affect Placement Rates?
Ishiyama, John; Balarezo, Christine; Miles, Tom
Journal of Political Science Education, v10 n3 p273-283 2014
We investigate whether the existence of a required graduate course on "Teaching in Political Science" is related to overall job placement rates reported by graduate political science programs. We examine this in light of evidence from 73 public PhD-granting political science departments across the country. We find that the existence of such courses has a marginally positive effect on placement rates, particularly with regards to the placement rates of lesser ranked research departments at primarily teaching institutions. However, the most consistent predictor of placement rates across all models is the research productivity of the graduate department from which the students received their degree.
Descriptors: Political Science, Doctoral Programs, Teacher Education, Required Courses, Graduate Students, Job Placement, Public Colleges, Productivity, Research, Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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