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Graduate Education in the United States


reviewed by Paul L. Dressel 1961

coverTitle: Graduate Education in the United States
Author(s): B. Berelson
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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Graduate education in the United States is largely a development of the past 85 years. Its growth has been characterized by diversity and controversy. This volume, largely a report of an extensive questioning of graduate deans, graduate faculties, and degree recipients, coupled with extensive references to other studies and reports, reviews all of the controversial factors and effectively exhibits the diversity of views regarding them. Both Professor Berelson's analysis and his recommendations will undoubtedly stimualte further controversy. Much of his discussion involves a classification of the 92 universities studied into the top 12 institutions, the next 10, other Association of Graduate School universities (plus seven granted Ford Foundation accomplishment awards), and a residual group of 45. Although it is a commonplace observation that no university is equally good in all phases of graduate study, the author's discussion ignores such variation and apparently assumes that first quality doctorates in any field are... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 5, 1961, p. 420-420
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3239, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 1:17:10 PM

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