Changing doctoral degrees

Changing doctoral degrees

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Doctoral degrees have been a part of higher education ever since the first was conferred in Paris in around 1150. It is remarkable that this degree has survived and thrived for over eight centuries without significant change. Keith Allan Noble provides a concise, international summary of the past and present of doctoral degrees and predicts possible future developments, based on a study involving 67 scholars from Australia, Canada, Britain and the USA. He examines the strengths and weaknesses of both traditional and non-traditional doctoral programmes, and concludes with pragmatic recommendations suggesting how doctoral programmes should change. qChanging Doctoral Degreesq should be of interet to academics supervising doctoral canditates and for scholars researching higher education.(Kierkegaard) The doctoral degree is old. For any study of this degree it is essential to have an historical appreciation of the university, because at one time the definition of this institution was based on the doctoral degree. Storr (1973:45) hasanbsp;...

Title:Changing doctoral degrees
Author:Keith Allan Noble
Publisher:Open Univ Pr - 1994


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