Formation of Scholars Rethinking Doctoral Education for the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0470197439
ISBN-13: 9780470197431
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This book distills the lessons learned from a five-year action and research project with more than 80 doctoral programs committed to better preparing graduates. Six disciplines were included: chemistry, education, English, history, mathematics and neuroscience. Confronts the disconnect between current approaches andthe desired outcomes of doctoral education, the book addresses changes needed to the teaching role as well asresearch training.Advocating a view of Ph.D. holders as stewards of their disciplines, it emphasizes the importance of moving away from the traditional apprenticeship model and toward one of intellectual community. The book offers concretesteps for faculty, students, administrators, funding agencies, disciplinary societies, and accreditors to each play a practical role in this change and issues a call to action for each of these audiences.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Foreword
Moving Doctoral Education into the Future
Setting the Stage for Change
Talking About Purpose: Mirrors, Lenses, and Windows
From Experience to Expertise: Principles of Powerful Formation
Apprenticeship Reconsidered
Creating and Sustaining Intellectual Community
A Call to Action
Summary Description of the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate
List of Participating Departments
Overview of the Surveys
Graduate Student Survey
Graduate Faculty Survey
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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