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ERIC Number: EJ554098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
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)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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