Doctoral education is of prime importance worldwide. In many countries, there is severe shortage of doctoral degree holders, while in others there is an oversupply in many fields. There is a global debate on the best ways of providing doctoral training. To illustrate global trends, the book analyses the current realities of doctoral education with the help of case studies based on fourteen countries and one continent. It includes an overview of the state of the literature on doctoral education as well as an analysis of doctoral education from a historical perspective with a detailed comparative discussion. Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective also examines the challenges and ideas of current and proposed reforms in doctoral education.
Chapter 8: Strengths, Challenges and Opportunities for US Doctoral Education
Doctoral education in the United States is respected and emulated by higher education leaders across the globe. Its history and design serve to advance several purposes simultaneously. Doctoral education produces faculty members for higher education institutions of all kinds across the world; the research done by doctoral students contributes directly to research discoveries across fields and fuels national goals for economic advances, health improvements and overall societal well-being. At the same time, the structure of doctoral education and the efforts of doctoral students ensure high-quality learning experiences for undergraduates working towards bachelor's degrees in the US ...