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Conducting an International Cooperative Administrator Development Degree Program: Lessons Learned

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This article describes the development and administration of a cooperative higher education administration doctoral program between the Thailand universities and the University of Pittsburgh. The purpose of the program was to provide Thai university administrators with an opportunity to pursue doctoral study utilizing a flexible instructional format based on institutional and student needs. The article describes the program and presents an overview of the challenges encountered during its implementation as well as practical approaches used in managing those challenges. Finally, based on this experience, the article presents the lessons learned that might prove useful when developing similar international cooperative degree programs.

Keywords: Thailand; comparative policy analysis; doctoral programs; educational administration; higher education; international cooperation

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7459/es/19.1.07

Affiliations: University of Pittsburgh

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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