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ERIC Number: ED413304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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The Teacher as Professional: A Normative Position.
Diessner, Rhett
The concept of "professional" is currently a critical issue for teachers. A normative position is offered with which to evaluate the professionalization of teachers, or any other practitioner or producer of work. Professions should not so much be defined by the content of the work but rather more by the manner in which the work is performed. Being a professional revolves around two factors: (1) the right and responsibility to act from principles and not simply the technical rationality of rules, and (2) the right and responsibility to systematically investigate the effectiveness of one's own work. These two factors are related to the principles of justice for the practitioner and caring for the practitioner's clientele. The paper concludes by debunking the comparison of professional medicine to professional education. (Contains 24 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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