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ERIC Number: EJ861082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
Contemplate Doctoral Study
Flowers, Jim; Lazaros, Edward
Technology Teacher, v69 n3 p25-30 Nov 2009
It takes an honest look for a technology teacher to determine whether he or she should engage in doctoral study. Doctoral programs have a rather high attrition rate, as high as 40 or 50%, and university resources might be better spent on those who have a greater chance of succeeding. However, for those who take the plunge, doctoral studies can be a personally and professionally rewarding experience. Those considering doctoral study should ask themselves if they have the motivation, the opportunity, and the means necessary to succeed. In addition to a self-assessment of one's motivation, opportunities, and means, it is wise to look at the variety of doctoral programs available and attempt to find a good fit. Tips in selecting a doctoral program are provided in this article. (Contains 1 table.)
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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