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ERIC Number: EJ785350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Growth and Diversity in Doctoral Education: Assessing the Australian Experience
Pearson, Margot; Evans, Terry; Macauley, Peter
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v55 n3 p357-372 Mar 2008
The major growth of doctoral education in recent decades has attracted attention from policy makers and researchers. In this article we explore the growth of doctoral education in Australia, its impact on diversity in respect of the doctoral population, shifts in disciplinary strengths, institutional concentration and award programs. We conclude that there has been both change and continuity in the provision of doctoral education with extensive variation at the level of practice in what is a reasonably stable system featuring continuing hierarchical institutional diversification. The limitations of available data and issues for further research, policy and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia