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ERIC Number: EJ833524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
First Response to "The Teacher as a Service Professional," by Donald A. Myers: Don't Settle for a Booby Prize
Sikula, John
Action in Teacher Education, v30 n1 p12-14 Spr 2008
In this response to Donald A. Myers's "The Teacher as a Service Professional" (2008 [this issue]), the author suggests that teacher educators should not buy into Myers's concept because such would sell them short and be counterproductive to the advancement of the teaching profession. Teacher educators must not give up their struggle to advance the profession. They must reach beyond "a feeling of dedication and warmth toward clients" and they must not settle for a booby prize. Here, the author discusses how one can positively view the status of teaching as a profession. He believes that the most important ingredients in education remain the quality, experience, and behavior of teachers, which are not enhanced or advanced by viewing teachers solely as servants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A