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Growth and diversity in doctoral education : assessing the Australian experience

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posted on 2008-03-01, 00:00 authored by M Pearson, Terry EvansTerry Evans, Peter Macauley
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.

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Journal

Higher education

Volume

55

Issue

3

Pagination

357 - 372

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0018-1560

eISSN

1573-174X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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