Innovation and Change in Professional Education

Elaborating Professionalism

Studies in Practice and Theory

Editors: Kanes, Clive (Ed.)

  • Opens up debate on the notion of professionalism by exploring it through both empirical and theoretical studies Consciously addresses current headline challenges to professionalis Draws on a wide range of disciplines Offers new and valuable resources to enrich practice Inspires and adds new ideas about professionalism

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The subset of skilled workers among whom doctors and lawyers are counted, always known as ‘the professions’, has always had to adapt to change. But what challenges lie ahead for the concept of ‘professionalism’ itself, as the market for services becomes ever more complex, the demands for accountability more insistent, external regulation more rigid and limiting, and ethical expectations move inexorably higher? Aimed at professional practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students, Elaborating Professionalism introduces new empirical and theoretical work to the conceptual arena that will provoke fresh thinking about professionalism. Viewed in the context of the fundamental economic and social changes convulsing society now and in the years to come, the very idea of the ‘profession’ is at stake. New sources of inspiration, and even an entire new paradigm, may be needed if professionalism is to remain either a viable or desirable structure for the social organization of work. Included in the volume are empirical studies analyzing problematic situations facing professionals. Drawn from the UK, South Africa, Australia and the USA, these dilemmas have serious implications for the status of—and public trust in—professionalism and professional education alike. As well as these case studies, a number of theoretical papers included in the book explore concepts of specificity and hybridism, and point to the ‘illimitability’ and plasticity of professionalism. Key methodological issues regarding the professions are opened up for debate, even as concerns about the ethics of professional practice are raised. A rich resource for practitioners and students alike, the chapters draw on disciplines as varied as philosophy and organizational theory, yet do not require of the reader specialist technical knowledge.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Challenging Professionalism

    Kanes, Clive

    Pages 1-15

  • On the Relationship Between Problem-Solving Skills and Professional Practice

    Eva, Kevin W.

    Pages 17-34

  • A Lens on Literacy: Workplace Competence and Professional Practice

    Searle, Jean

    Pages 35-57

  • Revisiting Informal and Incidental Learning as a Vehicle for Professional Learning and Development

    Marsick, Victoria J. (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

  • Making It Safe: The Effects of Leader Inclusiveness and Professional Status on Psychological Safety and Improvement Efforts in Health Care Teams

    Nembhard, Ingrid M. (et al.)

    Pages 77-105

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2605-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-2604-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3360-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elaborating Professionalism
Book Subtitle
Studies in Practice and Theory
Editors
  • Clive Kanes
Series Title
Innovation and Change in Professional Education
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2605-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2605-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2604-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3360-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 210
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