ERIC Number: EJ554098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The American Doctorate and Dissertation: Six Developmental Stages.
Goodchild, Lester F.; Miller, Margaret M.
New Directions for Higher Education, n99 p17-32 Fall 1997
The American doctorate owes its lineage to the German research ideal, but its purpose, structure, and process have become Americanized through six developmental stages over a century and a half. Federal and state governments, accreditation officials, policymakers, campus administrators, faculty, and students all have sought to professionalize candidates for college teaching. Calls for systemic reform have been largely ineffectual. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Change Strategies, College Administration, College Faculty, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Federal Government, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Research Methodology, Socialization, State Government
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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