Richardson, Virginia, "The Doctorate in Education," pp. 251-267 in Chris M. Golde and George E. Walker, eds., Envisioning the Future of Doctoral Education: Preparing Stewards of the Discipline [Carnegie Essays on the Doctorate]. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.


Provides an overview of the Ph.D. degree in Education (both a field of study and an enterprise); discusses issues in these programs within three categories (formal knowledge, practical knowledge, and beliefs); contains a table outlining knowledge and habits of mind that are associated with seven outcomes of research preparation.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Education as a Field of Study, Practical Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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