Graduate Education in Government: In England, France, and the United States (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 1998 - Education - 104 pages
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Graduate Education in Government presents an empirical study of nine of the best graduate schools for political science degrees in the United States, France and England chosen on the basis of recent surveys and reputation. The author gathered his information through interviews with administrators and faculty at each institution, in an attempt to discover a prevalent pattern for master's and doctoral programs based on the commonalities of the programs. The comparisons were made in terms of program organization, prevalent educational philosophy, admission and selection practices, curricula, graduation requirements, student advising patterns, and factors accounting for their excellence in graduate political science education. Though the author found much in common with all the programs, more similarities occurred between the two European programs, than between the European programs and the United States programs.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Three National Models
7
The French Model
13
The American Model
18
Model Summation
24
Chapter 3 Comparative Analysis of Models
29
Prevalent Educational Philosophy
32
Current Admission and Selection Requirements
34
University of California at Berkeley
54
Harvard University
56
University of Michigan
57
Factors Responsible for Excellence in Political Science
59
University of Oxford
60
cal and other areas of human life are Oxford graduates45 London School of Economics and Political Science
61
Institute of Political Studies of Grenoble
62
Institute of Political Studies of Paris
63

Curricular and Core Course Requirements
37
Graduation Requirements
41
Prevalent Student Advising Patterns
42
Pedagogical Approaches and Teaching Methods
43
Chapter 4 Challenges in Excellence
47
University of Oxford
48
London School of Economics and Political Science
49
Institute of Political Studies of Grenoble
51
Institute of Political Studies of Paris
52
University of Paris 1
53
University of Paris 1
64
University of California at Berkeley
65
Harvard University
66
cultural and other opportunities52 University of Michigan
67
Chapter 5 Conclusions and Summation
69
Summary
75
Chapter 6 Optimal Program Proposals
77
A Proposal for an Optimal Doctoral Degree Program in Political Science
81
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About the author (1998)

George Vernardakis is Professor of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University.

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