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Universal Journal of Educational Research, v3 n2 p113-119 2015

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.

Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Job Satisfaction, Social Status, Salaries, Teaching (Occupation), Definitions, Models, Teacher Role, Professional Recognition, Classification

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Autor: Newlyn, David


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