ERIC Number: EJ827327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Strategies for Elevating the Public and Professional Regard of the Ed.D.
Guthrie, James W.; Marsh, David D.
Peabody Journal of Education, v84 n1 p100-106 Jan 2009
A nationwide strategy for improving Ed.D. programs is needed to overcome two important dilemmas that are typical in schools of education: low academic status for Ed.D. programs and an overreliance on tuition as a source of revenue. Other major hindrances are the lack of agreement about research-based standards, a weak alignment with other elements of educational reform, and fuzzy accreditation standards. The authors then discuss two broad strategies for reversing the downward spiral in educational leadership programs: a compact among elite schools of education to improve their Ed.D. programs and a National Academy of Educational Leadership. For both strategies, the authors explore lessons from a range of analogies drawn from experience both in the United States and internationally.
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Education Majors, Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Improvement, Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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