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ERIC Number: EJ1145889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Improving Doctoral Degrees in Education: Focus on Mission, Coherence, and Sustainability
Gallagher, Karen Symms
Planning and Changing, v44 n3-4 p140-148 2013
This article is a retrospective description of the decisions, strategies, and context of program changes made at the USC Rossier School of Education, related specifically to the education doctorate. The primary purpose is to highlight the change process from the perspective of the academic dean. Drawing on work in systems change and strategic planning and on a recent external evaluation of the revised EdD program after 10 years, the description focuses on the leadership at the dean level and the lessons learned. Three strategies emerged as important: being mission-driven in changing curriculum, not tinkering at the margins of programs but starting anew and viewing systems change as a continuous process rather than an event.
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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