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ERIC Number: EJ917798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
The Emergence of the Nontraditional Doctorate: A Historical Overview
Archbald, Douglas
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n129 p7-19 Spr 2011
The nontraditional doctorate is a relatively recent development in the long history of the doctoral degree. Understanding what makes a doctoral degree "nontraditional" requires describing its key features in relation to those of the traditional doctorate and embedding this analysis in a historical context. In this article, the author provides a historical and epistemological overview of the nontraditional doctorate. He describes how doctoral education has expanded with new and nontraditional fields of study, pedagogies, and clientele. Reflections on the meaning of "nontraditional" are presented. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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