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


reviewed by Nelly P. Stromquist June 11, 2008

coverTitle: The Formation of Scholars. Rethinking Doctoral Education for the Twenty-First Century
Author(s): George E. Walker, Chris M. Golde, Laura Jones, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Pat Hutchings
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0470197439, Pages: 256, Year: 2008
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This is a book about ideas and about the action those ideas might bring into play. It focuses on the purpose of doctoral education and is intended to be a resource for doctoral programs as well as an “owner’s manual” (p. 16).  This work comes to us following five years of effort conducted as part of the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID), using “a highly collaborative” approach led by a five-person team working with the financial support of Atlantic Philanthropies and under the auspices of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  Members of this interdisciplinary team were: a physicist, an anthropologist, two educationalists, and an English scholar, one of whom was a senior program officer with the Spencer Foundation and the rest high-ranking officials in The Carnegie Foundation. They worked with the support of an Advisory Committee of thirteen notables, led by Donald Kennedy, former president of Stanford... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 11, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15274, Date Accessed: 9/20/2014 4:01:06 PM

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  • Nelly Stromquist
    University of Maryland
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    NELLY P. STROMQUIST is professor in international development education at the University of Maryland. She specializes in issues related to comparative education, which examines from a critical sociology perspective. Her research interests focus on the dynamics among educational policies and practices, gender relations, equity, and social change, particularly in Latin America. She is the author of numerous articles and several books. Most recently, she edited The Professoriate in the Age of Globalization (2007), and wrote Feminist Organizations and Social Transformation in Latin America (2006) and Education in a Globalized World. The Connectivity of Economic Power, Technology, and Knowledge (2002).
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