ERIC Number: ED061878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Innovation and the Professionalization Process: An Analysis of Dental Education.
Platt, Larry A.; Branch, Roger G.
One of the results of almost 2 decades of research and theoretical development in the area of professional socialization has been the focusing of interest on the evaluation of interpersonal influences upon students in professional schools. Based on data from the first 2 years of a 6-year longitudinal study of students at a new dental school, this paper deals with relationships between students and other significant persons in the educational environment, especially the faculty. Particular emphasis is placed on a comparison of students' initial professional attitudes with those of the faculty and the modification or reinforcement of students' views over time. Also examined are the relationships between students' professional orientation and (1) self-conceptualizations and (2) levels of academic performance. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Medical Coll., Augusta. School of Dentistry.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 5-8, 1972