Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Theory-Practice Divide

A few months ago, Nina Simon of the Museum 2.0 blog posted her concerns about the legions of museum studies graduates currently flooding the museum job market. The resulting comments were impassioned--both in favor of the training provided by advanced degrees and against. Now it appears that a similar topic is being discussed in the broader realm of nonprofits. With more than 250 programs nationwide specializing in some form of nonprofit management, nonprofit marketer and blogger Jeff Brooks is worried that "the theory-rich academic approach to life" will not adequately prepare those entering the market for reality. The discussion in the comments section of his post are definitely worth a look.

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