ERIC Number: ED248576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Career Ladders, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Professional Personnel, Professional Recognition, Rewards, Salary Wage Differentials, Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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).