Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Reclaiming the Education Doctorate

From Inside Higher Ed:
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council of Academic Deans in Research Education Institutions have announced a three-year campaign to “reclaim the education doctorate and to transform it into the degree of choice for the next generation of school and college leaders.” Officials at 21 universities that offer the education doctorate have pledged to work to redesign the degree. Currently, the Ed.D. is viewed as “Ph.D.-lite,” said Lee S. Schulman, president of Carnegie. He said that as part of this transformation, it may be the case that the Ed.D. should be replaced with a new term for what he termed the “professional practice doctorate.”

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