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The Graduate School as a Professional School


by John G. Darley 1962

Part of the confusion in assigning a professional function to the graduate program stems from the many definitions relating to the idea or concept of profession in our society. In addition to the variety of dictionary meanings, the term carries also prestige and status and "closed corporation" symbolism that in some way is felt to conflict with the presumed freedom arid openness of academic values. Becker, in the second chapter of this volume, deals with this issue in the framework of sociological thought. Suffice it to say that graduate education cannot escape the many pressures placed upon it by countless groups jn our society for intensive training in an increasing number of specialized subjects.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 61, No. 2


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 10, 1962, p. 190-207
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19822, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 4:30:56 PM

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