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Towards a Global Core Value System in Doctoral Education

Globalization and doctoral education in the twenty-first century.

This book provides an evaluation of changes and reforms in doctoral education since 2000. Recent decades have seen an explosion in doctoral education worldwide, and the increased potential for diverse employment has generated greater interest. Recognizing the diversity of academic cultures and institutional systems worldwide, the book advocates for a core value system to overcome inequalities in access to doctoral education. The chapters focus on the structures and quality assurance models of doctoral education, supervision, and funding from an institutional and comparative perspective. The book examines capacity building in the era of globalization, global labor market developments for doctoral graduates, and the ethical challenges and political contestations that may manifest in the process of pursuing a PhD.

288 pages | 5 line drawings | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

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Table of Contents

Lists of figures and tables

List of contributors
Comparative international terminology
Prologue: The thinking doctorate and the factory model of production: Cautionary tales from the South, Jonathan D. Jansen and Cyrill A. Walters


1 The doctoral education context in the 21st century: Change at every level
Barbara Grant, Maresi Nerad, Corina Balaban, Rosemary Deem, Martin Grund, Chaya Herman, Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrcela, Susan Porter, Janet Rutledge and Richard Strugnell

2 Guiding principles
Maresi Nerad, David Bogle, Ulrike Kohl, Conor O’Carroll, Christian Peters and Beate Scholz

3 The Hannover Recommendations

4 On quality assurance in doctoral education
Maresi Nerad, Janet Rutledge, Richard Strugnell, Hongji Chen, Martin Grund and Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrcela

5 Supervision in context around the world
Ronel Steyn, Liezel Frick, Reinhard Jahn, Ulrike Kohl, William M. Mahoney, Maresi Nerad and Aya Yoshida

6 Funding of doctoral education and research
Marc Torka, Ulrike Kohl and William M. Mahoney, Jr

7 Capacity building through mobility and its challenges
Devasmita Chakraverty, Maude Lévesque, Jing QI, Charity Meki Kombe and Conor O’Carroll

8 Global labour market developments
David Bogle, Igor Chirikov, Miguel S. Gonzales-Canche, Annamaria Silvana de Rosa, Nancy L. Garcia, Stefaan Hermans, Joyce Main and Suzanne Ortega

9 Social, ethical and cultural responsibility as core values for doctoral researchers in the 21st century
Roxana Chiappa, Daniele Cantini, Yasemin Karakasoglu, Catherine Manathunga, Christian Peters, Beate Scholz and Betül Yarar

10 Reflections from early career researchers on the past, present and future of doctoral education
Shannon Mason, Maude Levesque, Charity Meki-Kombe, Sophie Abel, Corina Balaban, Roxana Chiappa, Martin Grund, Biandri Joubert, Gulfiya Kuchumova, Lilia Mantai, Joyce Main, Puleng Motshoane, Jing Qi, Ronel Steyn and Gaoming Zheng

11 Ways forward
David Bogle, Ulrike Kohl, Maresi Nerad, Conor O’Carroll, Christian Peters and Beate Scholz

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