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ERIC Number: ED248576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Towards Professionalization.
Jenkins, Kenneth D.
A review of the literature reveals that a profession: (1) possesses a unique set of abilities, (2) is based on a systematic body of knowledge, (3) is client-centered, (4) bonds its members together in associations, (5) is accorded a monopoly of licensure to protect standards, (6) possesses a regulatory code of ethical conduct, (7) assumes responsibility for professional acts, and (8) is accorded a fee for services. To achieve full professional stature, education must: have an adequate free structure; organize, systematize, and transmit a body of knowledge; develop an umbrella of professional membership to include all practitioners; develop ways to reward excellence; have greater participation in the licensure structure; have a greater role in teacher preparation; adhere to a single regulatory code of ethics; and finally, accept the issue of accountability. Two pages of references are included. (MLF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Knoxville, TN, November 13-15, 1983).