Doctoral Education for the Knowledge Society

Convergence or Divergence in National Approaches?

  • Jung Cheol Shin
  • Barbara M. Kehm
  • Glen A. Jones

Part of the Knowledge Studies in Higher Education book series (KSHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jung Cheol Shin, Barbara M. Kehm, Glen A. Jones
    Pages 1-10
  3. Doctoral Education in European Systems

  4. Doctoral Education in Anglo-American Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. William K. Cummings, Olga Bain
      Pages 91-103
    3. Barbara M. Kehm, Richard P. J. Freeman, William Locke
      Pages 105-121
    4. Glen A. Jones
      Pages 147-164
  5. Doctoral Education in East Asian Systems

About this book


This book explores and compares the systems of doctoral education in twelve higher education systems, consisting of four systems in East Asia, four in Europe and four Anglo-American systems.

The emphasis placed on doctoral education and training has increased dramatically in many higher education systems in response to the global competition for highly skilled human resources to serve the needs of knowledge societies. Doctoral education is a key element within the research and development infrastructure, and doctoral students support university research and represent the next generation of the professoriate.

While doctoral education has received considerable attention within national higher education systems, there has been surprisingly little international or comparative research on the structure of doctoral education and the nature of contemporary reforms. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jung Cheol Shin
    • 1
  • Barbara M. Kehm
    • 2
  • Glen A. Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EducationSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  3. 3.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89712-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89713-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2566-7106
  • Series Online ISSN 2566-8315
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