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Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is a consortium of graduate schools of education in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand that established what members call a knowledge forum on the EdD or education doctorate. At the heart of CPED’s work is redesign and continuous improvement of the EdD for advanced professional practitioners in education, standing in contrast to PhD programs that offer preparation to conduct research as their key focus. CPED organized in response to criticism that distinctions between the EdD and PhD were minimal in terms of learning experiences and demonstrations of knowledge and skill. This entry looks first at the critiques of EdD programs and then at the activities of CPED in response.

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