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ERIC Number: EJ1171795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2154-6282
Quintessential Acts of Inquiry in Educational Practice: Delineating Inquiry and Interpretation in the Pursuit of Teacher Professionalization
Purinton, Ted
i.e.: inquiry in education, v1 n2 Article 3 Dec 2010
Sociological and political theories on the professions indicate that established professions utilize unique forms of inquiry and interpretation to guide practice. This essay argues that for teaching to become professionalized, unique forms of inquiry and interpretation need to be emphasized. Utilizing the concept of professional jurisdiction, the essay argues that other professions' forms of inquiry, while not detrimental to the purpose of teacher professionalization, do not establish the distinctive skills upon which teachers can lay claim.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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