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ERIC Number: EJ1109746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-6427
Dissertation Leadership Knowledge Transfer Using Sparsely Connected Networks with Bidirectional Edges: Case Study of Chester Hayden McCall Jr., His Dissertation Advisors, and His Students
Mallette, Leo A.
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v4 May 2012
There are many modes of information flow in the sciences: books, journals, conferences, research and development, acquisition of companies, co-workers, students, and professors in schools of higher learning. In the sciences, dissertation students learn from their dissertation advisor (or chairperson or mentor) and the other dissertation committee members and vice-versa; the committee members learn from the student. The students learn technical knowledge and discipline from their advisors. They learn to be researchers so they can be leaders of projects, industry, and academia, but do they learn how to discipline another generation of doctoral students? This paper is focused on the academic networking of dissertation students and their advisor(s); using the author's dissertation advisor, Chester Hayden McCall Jr., as an example. This paper asks the question: How is specific dissertation leadership knowledge being transferred? And continues with a discussion of network science and suggests four possible answers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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