ERIC Number: ED324282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-29
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Professionalization: Whose Responsibility?
Carter, Marcia J.; And Others
One requisite of a profession is that its practitioners hold a credential certifying that the individual is competent to provide needed services. In the fields of health, physical education, recreation, and dance, diverse groups compete in credentialing practitioners. The four papers in this collection discuss who is, or should be, responsible for professionalization in these fields. The first paper, "Professionalization: Everbody's Right But Whose Responsibility?" (Marcia J. Carter), reflects on the various groups which assume responsibility in credentialing activities and why their activities have become intertwined. The second paper, "Professionalization: Whose Responsibility?" (G. Ann Uhler), emphasizes the role of professional preparation institutions and the impositions placed on higher education by other groups. The third paper, "Professionalization: Whose Responsibility? Professional Societies?" (William B. Cissell), stresses the increasing vested interest of professional societies in credentialing. The fourth paper, "Professionalization: Whose Responsibility? Our Future Agenda: Crosstalk" (Florence Grebner), takes the position that it is no longer feasible for any one group to create a profession or to represent a profession suggesting, rather, that a collegium be formed enabling interdependent responsibility. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
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Note: Four papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (New Orleans, LA, March 28-31, 1990). Title varies slightly on three of four papers.