Growth and diversity in doctoral education : assessing the Australian experience

Pearson, Margot, Evans, Terry and Macauley, Peter 2008, Growth and diversity in doctoral education : assessing the Australian experience, Higher education, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 357-372, doi: 10.1007/s10734-007-9059-3.

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Title Growth and diversity in doctoral education : assessing the Australian experience
Author(s) Pearson, Margot
Evans, TerryORCID iD for Evans, Terry
Macauley, Peter
Journal name Higher education
Volume number 55
Issue number 3
Start page 357
End page 372
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2008-03
ISSN 0018-1560
Keyword(s) doctoral education
research training
growth and diversity
professional doctorates
Summary The major growth of doctoral education in recent decades has attracted attention from policy makers and researchers. In this article we explore the growth of doctoral education in Australia, its impact on diversity in respect of the doctoral population, shifts in disciplinary strengths, institutional concentration and award programs. We conclude that there has been both change and continuity in the provision of doctoral education with extensive variation at the level of practice in what is a reasonably stable system featuring continuing hierarchical institutional diversification. The limitations of available data and issues for further research, policy and practice are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10734-007-9059-3
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
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