ERIC Number: EJ881452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Is There a Future for the Teaching Profession?
Null, J. Wesley
Educational Forum, v74 n1 p26-36 2010
This essay raises the question, "Is there a future for the teaching profession?" Beginning with a brief story illustrating the difficulties teachers and teacher educators face, this essay addresses three topics educators must address if the profession is to thrive: teaching and research within universities, the recruitment of educators, and the renewal of true professionalism. The essay concludes with several immediate steps educators can take to reinvigorate the teaching profession for the 21st century.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Elementary Secondary Education, Reflection, Teacher Educators, Futures (of Society), Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Research, Value Judgment, Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines, Status, Teacher Recruitment, Educational History, Time Perspective, Social Change, Identification, Educational Philosophy, Professional Personnel, Role of Education, Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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