Professionalism: doing a good job!

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This paper considers the concept of professionalism via perceptions (real or imagined) of lecturers delivering higher education business programmes (HEBPs) in further education colleges in England. The study comprised 26 in-depth interviews conducted in the Yorkshire and Humber region in the UK. The study builds on Perkin’s views of a professional society, which is then applied to education. The paper will add to existing knowledge by identifying that the term profession is not only complex and subjective, but Janus-faced, which may lead to role conflict. It was not surprising that the interviewees found it difficult to define professionalism; nevertheless, it was found that many did hold to a perceived individual professional code of praxis and/or idea of expected behaviour.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfessionalism in Post-Compulsory Education and Training
Subtitle of host publicationEmpirical and Theoretical Perspectives
EditorsJonathan Tummons
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter11
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781138350328, 113835032X
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2018

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Feather, D. (2018). Professionalism: doing a good job! In J. Tummons (Ed.), Professionalism in Post-Compulsory Education and Training: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives (1 ed.). UK: Routledge.
Feather, Denis. / Professionalism : doing a good job!. Professionalism in Post-Compulsory Education and Training: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives. editor / Jonathan Tummons. 1. ed. UK : Routledge, 2018.
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