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Valuing Teachers: The Making of a Profession


by Linda Darling-Hammond 1985

This article argues that the most critical issue facing American education today is the professionalization of teaching. Professionalization involves not only the status and compensation accorded to the members of an occupation; it involves the extent to which members of that occupation maintain control over the content of their work and the degree to which society values the work of that occupation.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 87 Number 2, 1985, p. 205-218
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 687, Date Accessed: 7/27/2017 12:40:24 AM

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    The Rand Corporation, Washington, D. C.
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