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Analysis of doctorates prompts concerns over adequacy of scholars' training

Date: 1 November 2012

Questions have been raised about whether many scholars are "little or no better qualified than those they are teaching" following an analysis of the latest data on how many academics have a doctorate.

In the study, Malcolm Tight, professor in higher education at Lancaster University, found that just 45.7 per cent of academic staff appeared to possess a doctorate.

Questions have been raised about whether many scholars are "little or no better qualified than those they are teaching" following an analysis of the latest data on how many academics have a doctorate.

In the study, Malcolm Tight, professor in higher education at Lancaster University, found that just 45.7 per cent of academic staff appeared to possess a doctorate.

News website: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=421657&c=1

This item was reported in: Times Higher Education on 01/11/2012

 

Further information

Associated staff: Malcolm Tight

Associated departments and research centres: Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation, Educational Research

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