ERIC Number: ED114498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: A Professional Introspection: A Monograph Prepared for the Project The Status and Progress of Career Education.
Pinson, Nancy M.
An understanding of the professional development of educators involved in career education is necessary for an understanding of changes occurring in the field of education. Changes brought about in education have caused shifts in the professional and occupational behavior of educators, only some of whom perceive themselves as change agents. Educators' needs and values are changing, due in part to a greater emphasis placed on work values and expectations similar to those held by workers in general. A characterization of today's educator shows a variety of identified values and responsibilities which can be transformed into learning experiences. Job security is a factor which influences educator change and is applicable to other work situations as well. The continued growth in career education has been possible because it calls for a wider group of educator and student responsibilities, skills, and new behaviors. Educators actively involved in career education can be seen as providing a model of professionalism which appears to have achieved an equitable balance between the goals of an institution and the individual goals of its members. These educators will exact from any future definition of professionalism a far more explicit understanding of their roles in implementing a changing institutional image. A three-page bibliography is included. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Change Agents, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Responsibility, Educational Trends, Professional Recognition, State of the Art Reviews, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Improvement, Teachers
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.