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Growth and diversity in doctoral education: assessing the Australian experience

Pearson, Margot; Evans, Terry D; Macauley, Peter


The major growth of doctoral education in recent decades has attracted attention from policy makers and researchers. In this article we explore the growth of doctoral education in Australia, its impact on diversity in respect of the doctoral population, shifts in disciplinary strengths, institutional concentration and award programs. We conclude that there has been both change and continuity in the provision of doctoral education with extensive variation at the level of practice in what is a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Higher Education
DOI: 10.1007/s10734-007-9059-3


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