This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the philosophy of education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general “perennial” issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern. 

The Professional Status of Teaching

The professional status of teaching

The professional status of teaching is a much-debated topic. This is understandable since the extent to which classroom teachers are ‘professionals’ has important implications for a variety of issues, among them pay, social status, control of one's own working conditions, and so on. At the same time, though, much of the debate has been less a debate per se than a series of polemics. The problem, from a philosophical and conceptual perspective, is that we lack clarity about what it means to be a ‘professional.’ More than half a century ago, the American historian Carl Becker observed:

Now, when I meet a word with which I am entirely unfamiliar, I find it a good plan to look ...

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