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ERIC Number: EJ1145891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Envisioning the EdD and PhD as a Partnership for Change
Aiken, Judith A.; Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia
Planning and Changing, v44 n3-4 p162-180 2013
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)--which the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont has actively been involved in since 2007--has invited us to think carefully about our EdD doctoral program and its role in the improvement of schools and society. Although the EdD program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont was initiated over thirty years ago, in 2012 we began to offer the PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. In this paper, we describe how faculty at UVM came together to make sense of both degrees and how they began to conceptualize the relationship and interconnectedness of the two degrees within one college. In conceptualizing the degrees as a partnership, our work with CPED has provided us with a new definition of the Education Doctorate and may serve as a model for looking at ways to blend the PhD and EdD in US schools and colleges of education.
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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont
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