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ERIC Number: EJ877608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Doctoral Education: National Issues with "Local" Relevance
Johnsrud, Linda K.; Banaria, Jocelyn Surla
Educational Perspectives, v37 n2 p20-27 2004
Although doctoral education in the United States is highly regarded and commands international respect, it is now under close scrutiny from a number of perspectives. Those who aspire to the doctorate (the students) and those who prepare doctorates (the faculty) have often offered their opinion on the quality of their experience and suggested changes to the process. Other interested parties are now weighing in as well, such as those who fund doctoral programs, those who hire doctoral graduates, and those who seek to influence the quality of higher education (Nyquist, 2002). The purpose of this article is to examine the national trends and the issues that have emerged, to review the research on doctoral education with an emphasis on doctoral preparation in the field of education, and to consider the implications of the recent work for the doctoral program in the College of Education, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Wist Annex 2 Room 131, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-8002; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States