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Learning to suck eggs, or is there a case for a postgraduate development studies benchmark?


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Copestake, J., 2002. Learning to suck eggs, or is there a case for a postgraduate development studies benchmark? Public Administration and Development, 22 (4), pp. 303-308.

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Abstract

Many academic disciplines in the UK have recently introduced subject benchmarks that specify core or minimum content for particular degrees. The article suggests that efficiency, quality, and transparency arguments in favour of such benchmarks may be undermined by problems in specification, identification, and implementation. By contrasting the programme specification for the Master's in development studies at Bath (overspecified) with the benchmark for Master's in management and business administration (underspecified), it suggests that an intermediate benchmark for development studies could usefully enhance transparency about what development studies is and what it has to offer. Copyright (C) 2002 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsCopestake, J.
DOI10.1002/pad.237
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research CentresCentre for Development Studies
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code10231
Additional InformationID number: ISI:000178960300002

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