ERIC Number: ED265618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Educators in the Professions.
Bashook, Philip G.
"Educators in the professions" is a term covering those who provide educational services to professionals and who engage in the research and development efforts necessary for the understanding and improvement of these specialized educational endeavors. An informal research effort indicated that there are probably 1,500 to 1,750 such educators in the professional schools, examination services, and professional societies of North America. These educators can fill roles on service staffs or as teachers, consultants, researchers, project developers, or administrators, among others. They must be resourceful, capable of grasping new fields of study quickly, bright, tough, politically and diplomatically astute, able to sell, and knowledgeable about education generally. Such educators find dissemination of their work difficult since they frequently seek to address two audiences at once: educators in general and noneducator professionals in their chosen specializations. These educators receive substantial benefits from their positions but also frequently find themselves regarded as secondary in status to the full professionals in their subject areas. Their teaching colleagues are usually professionals untrained in pedagogy. In the immediate future it is likely that increasing budgetary restrictions will place considerable pressure on such educators to justify their existences and meet outside demands for productivity. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).