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The Teaching Profession: An Example of Diversity in Training and Function


by Archibald W. Anderson - 1962

Teaching has long been numbered among the professional occupations. In some historical periods, the teacher was honored as a ''learned man" and accorded an appropriate status, although this may have been due less to his pedagogical activities than to his identification with some other respected occupation, such as rhetorician, philosopher, or theologian. In more recent times in the United States, as John Brubacher has pointed out in chapter iii, teaching has developed the characteristic features of a profession very slowly and is still in the process of achieving equal status with other professions.

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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. 140-167
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19819, Date Accessed: 12/4/2021 12:09:25 AM

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