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Juan Zhang; Xi Gao; Xi Hong; Hamish Coates – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Although doctoral education has experienced substantial development in recent decades, it remains an elite, hence fragile, dimension of university policy and practice. This study aims to articulate perspectives to guide the next phase of strengthening and growth. Design/methodology/approach: Working from theoretical and empirical research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rhetoric, Educational Change, Doctoral Programs
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Carter, Susan; Sun, Qiyu; Jabeen, Farrah – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to broaches several endemic challenges for academics who support doctoral writing: writers are emotionally protective of their own writing; writing a thesis in English as a second language is a challenging, complex task; and advising across cultures is delicate. Giving constructive feedback kindly, but with the rigour…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Faculty Advisers, Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Chen, Shuhua – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: An increasing number of doctoral graduates are seeking non-academic employment. While statistics have revealed multiple aspects regarding the non-academic employment they hold, there is insufficient documentation of what has led them to leave academia and to what extent they are prepared for non-academic positions. This paper aims to…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, College Graduates, Employment Patterns, Education Work Relationship