Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century
The Education of Historians in the United States
The Growth of Doctoral Training in History. Future Need for Ph.D.s in History. Variations in Supply and Demand. Summary.
Ability and Preparation. Academic and Social Origins. Financing Graduate Study. Career Plans. Recruiting. Summary.
The Importance of Teaching Ability. Scholarly Qualifications of Teachers. Working Conditions. What History Is Taught? Methods of Teaching. History Majors. Summary.
Admission, Screening, and Basic Requirements. The Master’s Thesis. Other Variations. The Uses of the Master’s Degree. Proposed Reforms: For Secondary School Teachers. Proposed Reforms: For College Teachers. Summary.
Which Institutions Offer the Ph.D. in History? Faculties and Fields. Undergraduate Education. Teaching Conditions. Research and Teaching. Library Resources. Summary.
What Is Studied: Field Requirements. Forms of Study. Examinations. Summary.
Preparation for College Teaching. Breadth and Specialization. Training for Research Scholarship. Protracted Ph.D. Study. Summary.
Teacher Preparation. Reducing the Ph.D. “Stretch-out.” Summary.
Attracting and Admitting Graduate Students. Undergraduate Preparation. The Master’s Degree. Shortening Ph.D. Training. Striking a Balance. Preparation for Teaching. Discovering Teaching Capacity. Fostering and Rewarding Good Teaching.
4-9. Comparison of Selected Forms of History Instruction by Types of Colleges, 1958–1959
6-11. Percentages of 77 Ph.D.-training Institutions Offering Courses in Various Fields of History at Three Levels
Last Updated: April 26, 2007