ERIC Number: ED108077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Sex and Discipline Differences in Professional Socialization.
Sells, Lucy W.
Professional socialization in this paper refers to the process by which neophytes are initiated into the norms and values governing professional and academic disciplines in graduate school by professional gate-keepers. The first part of the paper shows very large differences in the effectiveness of professional socialization by sex, and across professional and academic disciplines. The second part explores some of the sources of ineffective socialization for neophytes and the gate-keepers who determine whether they gain access. The third part of the paper offers some techniques for helping both neophytes and gate-keepers discover more effective ways to achieve professional socialization. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 30-April 3, 1975)