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Education and Training for Full Employment

reviewed by James F. McClellan - 1969

coverTitle: Education and Training for Full Employment
Author(s): Seymour Wolfbein
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Everyone is acquainted with the dictum that war is too important to be left to the generals. But it may not be so generally recognized that that truism is only Clemenceau's corollary to the more fundamental Principle of Professionalism: Any human activity sufficiently important and complex to justify a profession (in the full sense of the term "profession") is too important and complex to be left to the professionals. The terms "important" and "complex" are culturally relative, of course. Witchcraft, for example, is in some societies a fully professional concern, which means that the entire society has to be concerned with the policies and practices of witches. Among us, witches may pursue their craft without let or hindrance so long as they do not violate (as apparently they did in Rosemary's Baby) ordinary civil and criminal laws. Or take astrologers: we'll allow anyone to claim that he can forecast the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 8, 1969, p. 777-786
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1950, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 5:07:01 PM

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