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ERIC Number: EJ876494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Postgraduates' Perspective
Moore, David; Semmens-Wheeler, Rebecca
Psychology Teaching Review, v14 n2 p35-37 2008
In this article, the authors share their views on the article by Dr. Radford, which raises a number of key issues that have a great impact on the future of postgraduate training and funding as well as on postgraduate students' future careers. The first issue relates to higher education in which the teaching at undergraduate level is evermore being given to postgraduate students in an attempt to maintain the levels of teaching needed to satisfy demand. The article also discusses an issue that has been clear for some time; that the nature of government funding for research is focused on a small number of institutes with others increasingly being seen as teaching universities. The authors assert that this has clear consequences for research training at postgraduate level. Another issue concerns the Society's Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR). Although many students may never use their GBR in any professional context, the authors do not agree with the assertion that this undermines the value of GBR. The article also points out that the ethos and approach to higher education is changing in modern systems. Psychology needs to forge a place for itself in this new system and with the current scope of psychology, it is in the perfect place to be at the forefront of this change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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