Taming the Ink-Squirting Monster

Major change in doctoral pedagogy gathers force now to push down the giant squid of the doctoral research project. Learned associations in the humanities convene with a message that Four Years is Enough for a Ph. D. in the humanities. But what about the equation of time to quality…will Ph. D.s and Ed. D.s suffer?

What tames the ink-squirting monster in Canada now?

A new kind of Ed D informed by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) which aims to graduate and grant an Ed. D within three-years. The Western University Faculty of Education mostly distance education program works with learners working full-time around professional practice issues of educational leadership. The course –based program of continuous enrolment ends in a capstone dissertation project and an oral exam. Supports for students completing the dissertation project are designed to expedite completion of the dissertation within the three year time allotment.

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