An EdD start

May I make one small but significant correction to the informative feature on the Open University's new doctorate in education? (TES, September 19). We considered it inappropriate for the first students to graduate in 2000 to end up "DEd", which is one reason why the degree they are working towards is designated EdD.

Readers wanting to know more about how to start the new millennium in this blissful state can find out more from the Postgraduate Office at the School of Education, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA.

PETER BARNES

Director, Doctorate in Education Open University

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