Professional and Scientific Objectives of Graduate Study in Education
by W. W. Charters, Jr. - 1951
Turning to the term, professional study, we are justified in assuming that its function is to prepare people for maximum competency in carrying on an occupation. They expect to contribute service in those areas within the educational field for which they seek to be trained. The areas of service are rapidly expanding in number and refinement of techniques to a status far removed from that of the days when a school board and a rural schoolteacher performed instructional operations at a level of competency which was satisfactory to the citizens of the community.
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