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The Ideal Education for the Professional Man

by Earl J. McGrath - 1962

Consideration of the ideal education for the professional man 1 should begin with some recognition of the meaning of the term profession. Those who have studied the matter most thoroughly have been unable to arrive at a decisive and generally acceptable definition of the essential characteristics of a profession. In chapter ii, however, Becker has reviewed the classic statements on this matter. In his view, the application of the criteria of "professional status" to the occupations for which institutions of higher education provide the necessary preparatory instruction discloses that some meet the standards in considerable measure while others do so to a more limited degree.

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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. 281-301
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19827, Date Accessed: 1/22/2022 12:36:59 AM

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