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Doctoral Education: Research-Based Strategies for Doctoral Students, Supervisors and Administrators

Editors: McAlpine, Lynn, Amundsen, Cheryl (Eds.)

  • Provides a research-based analysis and strategies for improving doctoral education in a non-technical and conversational way
  • Includes personally-focused research-based strategies for doctoral students and supervisors to enhance their own experiences
  • Taken-for-granted practices and policies surrounding doctoral education are challenged based on research evidence
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About this book

The quality of the academics who undertake the work of teaching and research is critical to the significance, status and relevance of our universities. There is widespread evidence that doctoral students are not being properly prepared for the changing face of higher education and that once they take up academic positions, they often experience many frustrations and tensions. This book, based on a four-year-long research program conducted by four academics and four graduate students, investigates the experiences of doctoral students, new academics and senior academics as they engage in their work related to doctoral education.

 

Doctoral Education: Research-Based Strategies for Doctoral Students, Supervisors and Administrators offers research-based strategies for improving doctoral education in a non-technical and conversational way. Those strategies include learning to be a new supervisor alongside other academic work, developing an intellectual network during the doctoral journey, giving and receiving feedback on scholarly writing, and preparing for the oral defence. Also, based on research evidence, the book challenges taken-for-granted practices and policies surrounding doctoral education, including the gendered nature of disciplinary practices, the paradox of writing in doctoral education and the public oversight of more and more aspects of academic work.

 

Intended for doctoral students, academics, staff and administrators, this book provides several perspectives on the topic of doctoral education and contains the actual voices of doctoral students and new academics to illustrate its discussion.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • To Be or Not to Be? The Challenges of Learning Academic Work

    McAlpine, Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Tracking the Doctoral Student Experience over Time: Cultivating Agency in Diverse Spaces

    Jazvac-Martek, Marian (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • New Academics as Supervisors: A Steep Learning Curve with Challenges, Tensions and Pleasures

    Amundsen, Cheryl (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

  • Speaking of Writing: Supervisory Feedback and the Dissertation

    Paré, Anthony

    Pages 59-74

  • The Paradox of Writing in Doctoral Education: Student Experiences

    Starke-Meyerring, Doreen

    Pages 75-95

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0507-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0506-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9927-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doctoral Education: Research-Based Strategies for Doctoral Students, Supervisors and Administrators
Editors
  • Lynn McAlpine
  • Cheryl Amundsen
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0507-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0507-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0506-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9927-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 213
Topics