Letter to the Editor “Shape up the goose that lays the golden egg without killing it.” With recent passage of the ASHA resolution in support of a doctoral degree as the entry level to practice audiology, many universities are now encouraged to look into the development of a professional doctorate program in audiology. However, ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   November 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
 
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  • Kazunari J. Koike
    West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
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Letter to the Editor   |   November 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
American Journal of Audiology, November 1994, Vol. 3, 73-74. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0303.73
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1994, Vol. 3, 73-74. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0303.73
“Shape up the goose that lays the golden egg without killing it.”
With recent passage of the ASHA resolution in support of a doctoral degree as the entry level to practice audiology, many universities are now encouraged to look into the development of a professional doctorate program in audiology. However, we must never lose sight of the fact that regardless of their title, audiologists are merely a byproduct of these training facilities, and their competency to practice audiology to a certain extent is dependent on how well their respective curriculums prepare them. The curriculum, by definition, not only defines the content of courses and the number and sequence of course offerings, but also lays out the process of how and by whom students are to be educated and trained. Revisions of the curriculum, therefore, must be accompanied by fundamental changes in how an entire academic program operates. The idea that a shift from a master’s level education to a doctoral education is required in order to produce a well-trained audiologist is a change in philosophy.
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