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ERIC Number: EJ805368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0379-7724
Doctoral Education and the Workings of Canadian Graduate Schools: A Differentiated Tier within Canadian Universities Facing the Challenges of Tension-Driven Functions
Maheu, Louis
Higher Education in Europe, v33 n1 p93-110 Apr 2008
After a short historical background to Canadian doctoral education, the author addresses the differentiation laws, internal (between undergraduate and graduate studies) and external (strong concentration within a limited number of universities) to institutions, which govern all of North American graduate and doctoral studies. He then details Graduate School functions for twelve leading Canadian universities. They tend overall to assume quite similar central roles, promoting institutional priorities and leadership for graduate studies and exercising quality control functions, enhancing criteria of excellence. A historical drift do show Graduate Schools' tension-driven functions and very existence are constantly at stake. Well implemented on the academic terrain, Canadian Graduate Schools are key institutional faculties for today's graduate studies, confronting the many challenges of the socially distributed knowledge production system underpinning modern societies. (Contains 1 table and 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; North America