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Leaving the ivory tower : the causes and consequences of departure from doctoral study

Author: Barbara E Lovitts
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Graduate schools have faced attrition rates of approximately half since 1960. This study examines what is wrong with the structure of graduate education in its aim to locate the root cause of attrition in the social structure.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara E Lovitts
ISBN: 0742509419 9780742509412 0742509427 9780742509429
OCLC Number: 45393394
Description: xv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Invisible Problem --
Explaining the High and Persistent Rate of Attrition --
Explaining Departure --
The Lack of Information --
The Absence of Community --
Disappointment with the Learning Experience --
The Quality of the Adviser-Advisee Relationship --
The Decision to Leave --
Personal Consequences of Departure --
Labor Market Consequences of Departure --
Most and Least Successful Adviser-Advisee Relationships from the Point of View of the Faculty.
Other Titles: Causes and consequences of departure from doctoral study
Responsibility: Barbara E. Lovitts.

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For fully half a century indifferent or inhospitable graduate programs have driven doctoral students to abandon their course of study. Some departments have attrition rates of 80% or more. Meanwhile Read more...

 
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