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.

Challenges of Development of Doctoral Education in Africa

Challenges of Development of Doctoral Education in Africa

Challenges of development of doctoral education in africa
Ayenachew A. Woldegiyorgis

Although it is fair to say that Africa is a latecomer to the world of modern higher education (Hayward and Ncayiyana 2014), not to mention the competitive arenas of the global knowledge economy, the continent is increasingly focused on developing, expanding and improving doctoral education (Harle 2013a). This stems from the growing realization that countries with a better stock of highly educated people can achieve faster economic growth, become more competitive and better sustain socio-economic development (World Bank 2012). Doctoral education pushes the frontiers of human thinking through research and scientific enquiry, and thus is central to this endeavour (Golde and Walker ...

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