Contexts, debates, histories, and futures of post-graduate education in higher education

Erwee, Ronel and Harmes, Meredith A. and Harmes, Marcus K. and Danaher, Patrick Alan and Padro, Fernando F. (2018) Contexts, debates, histories, and futures of post-graduate education in higher education. In: Postgraduate education in higher education. University Development and Administration. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 3-16. ISBN 978-981-10-5247-7


Reimagining the development and administration of contemporary universities in the twenty-first century must include a reconsideration of the purposes, character,
and effects of post-graduate education. Such a reconsideration must in turn entail interrogating the contexts in which post-graduate education is enacted, the
debates attending those contexts, the histories marking the growth of key elements of post-graduate education, and also potential alternative futures for prospective initiatives and innovations in post-graduate education. In foretelling the subsequent chapters in the handbook, clustered around five sections, this chapter assembles these contexts, debates, histories, and futures in ways that highlight that the genealogies of post-graduate education, as well as its current manifestations, are by no means consistent, even, or teleological. On the contrary, developments in one part of the world were resisted for considerable time in other parts, as illustrated by the widely divergent dates of the first awards of the PhD degree in different countries. At the same time, the chapter also accentuates the commonality and consistency of certain themes related to postgraduate
education, including the expected contributions by doctorates to generating new knowledge, the sometimes countervailing pressures that such knowledge should have practical applications and implications, and currently the seemingly irresistible rise and global impact of neoliberalism in relation to doctoral study and supervision.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 02:07
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 05:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital futures; doctoral supervision; historical perspective; managing doctoral programs · Neoliberalism · Post-graduate careers · Post-graduate education · Post-graduate pedagogy · Student–supervisor relationships · University contexts
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0468-1_38-1

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