Educating knowledgeable and skilled researchers in doctoral programs in schools of education: A new model

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To better understand how skilled and knowledgeable researchers develop in schools of education, the process of becoming a successful researcher needs to be explored. The purpose of the paper is to present three theories/studies including scientific and technical human capital, Levine's study of schools of education, and Lovitts' model of the factors that lead doctoral students to be successful researchers; to review the extant literature; and to delineate a new model to assist faculty in thinking about educating skilled and knowledgeable researchers. It is hoped that this new model will advance our understanding about what it takes to educate skilled and knowledgeable researchers in schools of education.