ERIC Number: ED275634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Ideological Basis of Teacher Organization or Why We Do What We Do.
Sutton, James H.
An attempt to explain the behavior of local, state and national teacher organizations by reference to the ideological basis for their activities, this paper links professionalism and excellence to previous organizational activity and demonstrates their continuity. Significant topics include the professionalization of teaching amid societal attempts to deprofessionalize other professions, such as medicine and law, in response to corporate pressure; residual effects of Puritanism; and the feminization factor in the trivialization of teaching within a corporate, as opposed to collegial, context. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Education Association, Des Moines.