The doctoral curriculum: needs and directions in research training

Gilbert, Rob, Balatti, Josephine, Turner, Phil, and Whitehouse, Hilary (2004) The doctoral curriculum: needs and directions in research training. Report. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] The past decade has seen unprecedented scrutiny of the purposes and practices of doctoral education as a form of research training. Regarded as the pinnacle of university scholarship, the doctorate has faced a growing range of challenges to its traditional forms and status. Of particular importance are concerns about the quality and breadth of research training in Australian universities expressed in a number of government reports and inquiries (Review Committee on Higher Education Financing and Policy (West Report), 1998; Kemp, 1999; Gallagher, 2000). However, these same issues have been raised across national boundaries and fields of study, indicating that, rather than being a problem in any particular system of higher education or research training, the concerns signal deep-seated and wide-ranging challenges to the traditions of the doctoral curriculum.

Item ID: 55008
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: doctoral curriculum, research training, needs analysis
Funders: Department of Education, Science and Training
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 01:58
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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