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ERIC Number: EJ991562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
One School's Experience in Reconceptualizing Part-Time Doctoral Education in Social Work
Biegel, David E.; Hokenstad, M. C.; Singer, Mark I.; Guo, Shenyang
Journal of Social Work Education, v42 n2 p231-247 Spr-Sum 2006
This article describes the rationale, implementation, and assessment of a summer-study format, part-time doctoral program that was designed to address the shortcomings of traditional part-time doctoral education in social welfare. Findings of a comparative analysis between 67 full-time and 52 part-time doctoral students suggest that the program offers a number of significant advantages over traditional part-time education. There were no statistically significant differences between summer-study and full-time students in Graduate Record Examination and Miller Analogies Test scores, in rates of graduation, or in length of time to complete the degree. Educational limitations of the program for summer-study students as compared to full-time students are presented. (Contains 1 figure.)
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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 - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations; Miller Analogies Test