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ERIC Number: EJ793806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Designing a Thesis Requirement in a Graduate Program Based on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Stokes, Sandra M.; Kaufman, Timothy U.; Tabers-Kwak, Linda
Teacher Education and Practice, v19 n3 p402-414 Sum 2006
In the fall of 1999, the first cohort group and the faculty in the new master of science in applied leadership for teaching and learning degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay began their journey. The tales of the journey, as told by its sojourners, would undoubtedly be as individually rich as the tales of the pilgrims described by Chaucer in "The Canterbury Tales," "whose characters' lifelike reality surpasses anything previously known in English" (Cook, 1961, p. xvii); however, the purpose of this article is to describe the designing of the thesis requirement (including the rationale for the requirement) and explain what form the thesis will take. This article also gives examples of several theses that have been successfully written and defended, and it discusses how several of the candidates were affected by their portion of the journey, a journey that, though freely chosen by the pilgrims/scholars, resulted in experiences that were unforeseen by all--a "mingling of seriousness and levity [among] the group assembled" (Cook, 1961, p. xvii).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin