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73/1109 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG FACULTY OF EDUCATION Doctor of Education (EdD) Applications are invited for admission in September 2010 to the Doctor of Education Programme (part-time). Candidates should normally hold a Bachelor’s degree and a taught Master’s degree, and have at least 4 years’ professional experience in a field of Education or part of the education service or other services as may, from time to time, be judged appropriate by the Faculty. The EdD is a professional doctoral degree intended for experienced professionals who are leaders, or aspire to be leaders, in education-related institutions and services. It aims at developing participants’ capacity for inquiry and evidence-led decision-making and at increasing their ability to translate research findings into usable knowledge. It is also designed to enhance the capacity of educational practitioners to model and transmit to others best professional practices. The EdD programme is distinctive with its strong research focus and coursework component tailored to the needs and interests of participants and their work places. The Faculty places strong emphasis on multidisciplinary research with major research areas # following the Division groupings: Chinese Language & Literature English Language Education Information & Technology Studies Learning, Development and Diversity Policy, Administration & Social Sciences Education Science, Mathematics & Computing Speech & Hearing Sciences # Details of research areas are available at http://web.edu.hku.hk/research.php?areas The EdD programme offers the same major areas of studies as a PhD programme, with a more professional focus that addresses education issues within workplace contexts. The EdD programme is offered in part-time mode. Students begin their studies in September. The curriculum shall normally extend over a period of not less than 36 months and not more than 72 months of part-time study. Candidates could, given the strong articulation of the coursework component with the thesis component, complete their studies within four to five years. In addition to the duly completed application form, applicants are required to submit a statement of their initial research interest (length: between 2,500 and 4,000 words, excluding references.) Please refer to the suggested framework provided on the proforma attached.) Applicants who wish to receive advice from our academic staff members on preparation of the statement are welcome to contact the Office of Research, Faculty of Education by e-mail: [email protected] for arrangement. A list of academic staff members and their research interests are available at http://web.edu.hku.hk/people.php?staff=academic . Each applicant should also provide two academic references written by referees who can comment on the applicant’s academic ability and his/her suitability for undertaking the EdD degree.
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