ERIC Number: EJ773233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 47
Quo Vadis Doctoral Education? New European Approaches in the Context of Global Changes
Kehm, Barbara M.
European Journal of Education, v42 n3 p307-319 Sep 2007
The first part of the article provides an overview of the changing policy contexts in Europe and North America in which doctoral education and training are embedded and points out the similarities and differences of the ongoing debates and concerns about doctoral education in the two world regions. The second part provides some insight into the differentiation of motives and purposes of doctoral education which has led to a differentiation of the models for doctoral education based on a clearer distinction between a research and a professional doctorate. In the third part, a number of networks, projects and initiatives concerned with reforming doctoral education are introduced to serve as an illustration of the direction current changes are taking. The last part draws some conclusions, emphasising in particular the fact that knowledge production has become a strategic resource in the emerging knowledge economies and thus an object of policy-making and institutional management. This development tends to lead to a concentration of research and research training in fewer institutions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Institutional Administration, Doctoral Programs, Comparative Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America