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The EdD and the PhD


by Fred N. Kerlinger — 1965

What do doctoral degrees signify in education? Is the PhD really the hallmark that it once was of “the scholar and the gentleman”? Is the EdD the symbol of professional competence? Does one doctorate degrade the other, or do the PhD and EdD together confuse the nature of both scholarly effort and professional leadership in education? The author fires what, hopefully, will be an opening gun in a major discussion.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 5, 1965, p. 434-439
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2438, Date Accessed: 1/19/2018 4:37:59 PM

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