Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3(2), pp. 113 - 119
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030207
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Are Professors Professionals? A Fresh Look at this Question


David Newlyn *
School of Law, University of Western Sydney, Australia

ABSTRACT

Are university educators professionals? Whether or not university educators should be regarded as professionals is an important question that has an impact on a number of issues including job satisfaction, societal status and salary levels. This paper examines the need to classify this group as a profession and the consequences of that classification, or lack of it, by analysing the traditional views of the concept founded in the twentieth century and then exploring a new way to consider the question based on the realities of the twenty first century.

KEYWORDS
University Educators, Professional Status, Education

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David Newlyn . "Are Professors Professionals? A Fresh Look at this Question." Universal Journal of Educational Research 3.2 (2015) 113 - 119. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030207.