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ERIC Number: EJ783376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
"Comments on Shulman, Golde, Bueschel, and Garabedian": Existing Practice Is Not the Template
Evans, Rodney
Educational Researcher, v36 n9 p553-559 2007
In the April 2006 issue of "Educational Researcher," Shulman, Golde, Bueschel, and Garabedian offered their response to the recent outpouring of criticism calling for reform of doctoral education degrees in the United States. The centerpiece of their proposal was the development of a new practitioner-oriented doctoral degree to replace the Ed.D. This article critiques the conceptual validity of the proposal--especially the idea that existing practice can be the driving force for the proposed curriculum reforms. The author argues for a fuller and more complex form of practice as praxis, in contrast with Shulman et al.'s implied preference for concrete existing practice--what might be called the "actuality" of practice--as the template for future practice. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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