ERIC Number: ED282995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptualization of Competence for the Professional Development of Home Economics Educators.
Gentzler, Yvonne S.
A study identified, explicated, and refined systematically components central to the professional competence of home economics educators. First, components that are central to the professional development of home economists were identified and proposed . Second, through the processes of conceptual analysis and dialectic interpretation, each component was explicated with respect to its merit as a goal of professional development in home economics education. The components identified in the study reflected the professional's ability to (1) be rationally committed to the mission of home economics as justifiably established by the profession; (2) reflect critically on optimum conditions for fulfilling the mission of home economics; (3) be willing to deal with complex concepts relevant to the practice of the profession; (4) have a sense of purpose that transcends self-interest; (5) identify with a community of peers; (6) participate in dialogue within the professional community through examined critique and reflection using rational standards for argumentation; (7) be self-directed in selection of experiences, opportunities, and relationships that encourage professional growth; and (8) engage in professional practice in ways that are cognitively justifiable and morally defensible. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).