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Sunday, December 1, 2013
ORIENTATION TO TEACHER EDUCATION TALK at
ORIENTATION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
2 pm MONDAY 02/12/2013
PROFESSIONALISM IN TEACHING
IS TEACHING AN ART OR SCIENCE
Activity 1 (Small
Group)- List out the special qualities of one’s beloved teacher
"Aprofessionis a vocation founded upon specialized
high educational training, the purpose of which is to supply objective counsel
and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart
from expectation of other business gain." (New Statesman, 21 April 1917,
article by Sidney Webb and Beatrice Webb quoted with approval … report by the
UK Competition Commission, dated 8 November 1977).
milestones which mark an occupation being identified as a profession are:
became a full-time occupation;
first training school was established;
first university school was established;
first local association was established;
first national association was established;
codes of professional ethics were introduced;
licensing laws were established."
professions enjoy high status and public prestige, not all professionals earn
high salaries, and even within specific professions there exist significant
inequalities of compensation."