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American Graduate Schools of Education: A View from Abroad


reviewed by Karen Kepler Zumwalt 1983

coverTitle: American Graduate Schools of Education: A View from Abroad
Author(s): Harry Judge
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Judge has presented a provocative, crisply written, impressionistic essay about graduate schools/departments of education (GSEs) at major research universities that should not be ignored. Despite acknowledged methodological limitations, Judge’s report should strike painful recognition among the inhabitants of the GSEs he describes. Having been a student or faculty member at three of the schools he visited, this writer believes that Judge has presented an amazingly accurate assessment of the dilemma facing these leading professional schools of education. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Dr. Harry G. Judge of Oxford University spent sixteen weeks visiting eleven GSEs during 1979 and 1980 to explore “why graduate schools of education, many of international renown, occupy so unclear and uncomfortable a position, both in the world of the research university and in other fields” (p. 1). After submitting a draft of his essay to a “wide cross section” of those visited, Judge revisited these people to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 1, 1983, p. 150-154
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 893, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 9:56:52 AM

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  • Karen Zumwalt
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    KAREN KEPLER ZUMWALT, associate professor of curriculum and teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University, has been involved in teacher education for ten years, three at Smith College and the last seven at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was prepared for her teacher educator role at two "Waterend" GSE's: Harvard and the University of Chicago.
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