Faculty of Education and Social Work


EdD 2017 Inquiry Pathway: Serving Society – Creating Equity, Diversity and Justice

The School of Critical Studies in Education is offering a Doctor of Education (EdD) inquiry pathway to delve into how organisations may better serve the principles of equity, diversity and justice.

Quick facts
Qualification Doctor of Education (EdD)
Focus Serving society: Creating equity, diversity and justice in education, defence, justice, health, culture and the arts, local government, not-for-profits and other community settings.
Length Normally completed over four to six years.
Delivery First two years are studied part-time and are cohort-based. Cohort meetings are scheduled to suit working professionals.
Points 360 (research portfolio and thesis)
Starts Semester 2, 2017 (mid-July)
Contact Doctoral and Postgraduate Research Administrator, Leigh Beever: l.beever@auckland.ac.nz
or 09 623 8812 (Intl: +64 9 623 8812)

Overview


  • A world-class doctorate designed for working professionals.
  • Prepares candidates to better understand society’s pressing problems and how their organisations might respond.
  • Provides an in-depth engagement with powerful philosophical ideas underlying core social principles.
  • Develops high-level skills to design and undertake independent and original research.
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Key features


Members of public-facing organisations (such as education, defence, justice, health, culture and the arts, local government and not-for-profits) will explore the challenging issues of equity, diversity and justice by means of:

  • A structured part-time programme for the first two years.
  • Strong cohort support between candidates and programme lecturers during this period.
  • The guidance of two academic supervisors from Year 2 onwards.
  • Collaborative support for preparing original research projects embedded in each candidate’s own professional interests and/or work.
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Programme structure


Course code Course focus Research team Timeline Projects Course points
Part A
EDPROFST 844C (60 points) Exploring the key concepts (equity, diversity and social justice): their historical and philosophical underpinnings

AP Barbara Grant

Prof Elizabeth Rata

and colleagues

2017 Semester 2: (Fridays 10am–4pm) 28 July, 1 September, 13 October Weekly reading blog from 28 July to end of semester 30

The craft of advanced academic writing (1)

Analysing organisations

Elements of a research proposal

AP Barbara Grant

Prof Elizabeth Rata

and colleagues

2018 Summer School: 19 & 20 January (writing intensive)

2018 Semester 1: (Fridays 10am–4pm) 9 March, 27 April, 8 June

Critical case study of an organisation 30
EDPROFST 844D (60 points) Preparing a research proposal

AP Barbara Grant

Prof Elizabeth Rata

and colleagues

2018 Semester 2: (Fridays, 10am–4pm) 27 July, 31 August, 12 October

Draft research proposal

Identifying supervisors

30

The craft of advanced academic writing (2)

Finalising research proposal and drafting ethics application

AP Barbara Grant

Prof Elizabeth Rata

and colleagues

2019 Summer School: 18 & 19 January (writing intensive)

2019 Semester 1: (Fridays 10am–4pm) 8 March, 26 April, 7 June, 8 June

Final research proposal, and ethics application

Final presentations

30
Part B
EDPROFST 897 (240 points) Thesis Supervisors 2–4 years, full-time or part-time Thesis 240
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Academic staff


The academic staff listed below are from the School of Critical Studies in Education and are the team you will work with during the first part of your EdD programme.

Coordinators


Team members


Please note Associate Professor Carol Mutch will join the team in mid-2018.

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Examples of research within this theme


To get you thinking about possible areas of research, here are some examples within the theme of “Serving Society: Creating Equity, Diversity and Justice” that could be refined into a doctoral research topic:

You work in local government or the health sector:

  • Explore the relationship between your organisation and the local community.
  • Explore an area that is resistant to change in your organisation despite policy initiatives.

You work in the arts:

  • Examine the nature and extent of unpaid work within subsidised or commercial arts organisations.
  • Map accessible and inclusive arts provision across your region; what are the blank spots and why?
  • Examine inequalities within arts and cultural leadership.
  • Explore what the value of equity/diversity/social justice means for the way you produce or programme work?

You work in the Police:

  • Explore the relationship between the Police and the local community.
  • Explore racial equality policies and practices in the Police.
  • Explore an area that is resistant to change in the Police despite policy initiatives.

You work in the Navy:

  • Explore the relationship between the Navy and its local community.
  • Explore gender and promotion in the Navy.
  • Explore some aspect of international relations for the Navy.

You work in a university:

  • Explore the academic and institutional role of critic and conscience.
  • Explore the effects of tagged funding on research conduct and reporting.
  • Explore the effects of restructuring on academic life (teaching, research, service, collegiality).
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