Making Good / Edition 1

Making Good / Edition 1

by Wendy Fischman, Becca Solomon, Deborah Greenspan
     
 

Making Good explores the choices confronting young workers who join the ranks of three dynamic professions--journalism, science, and acting--and looks at how the novices navigate moral dilemmas posed by a demanding, frequently lonely, professional life. It offers extensive insights into how young workers view their respective domains, the nature of theirSee more details below

Overview

Making Good explores the choices confronting young workers who join the ranks of three dynamic professions--journalism, science, and acting--and looks at how the novices navigate moral dilemmas posed by a demanding, frequently lonely, professional life. It offers extensive insights into how young workers view their respective domains, the nature of their ambitions, the sacrifices they are willing to make, and the lines they are prepared to cross.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674018303
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Fischman is a researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Becca Solomon, M.A. is a researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Deborah Greenspan is a researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Table of Contents

1. Making the Good Worker

Three Dilemmas at the Workplace

"Good Work" in a Healthy Society

The Path to This Study

An Investigation of Good Work

A Study of Veterans: Alignment and Misalignment in the Professions

Our Conceptual Framework

Expectations and Uncertainties

2. From Cocoon to Chaos in Journalism

Introducing the Veterans

Introducing the Young Journalists

Balancing Truths and Consequences: Tensions Faced by High School Journalists

Young Professionals on the Move

Navigating the Moral Minefield

3. The Long Windup in Genetics

Who Are the Veteran Geneticists?

Who Are the Young Scientists?

Integrity, Competition, and Survival

Wrestling with Ethical Dilemmas

4. The Price of Passion in Theater

Meet the Theater Veterans

Meet the Young Actors

Personal and Professional Tradeoffs

Traversing Ethical Faultlines

5. What We've Learned

Three Trajectories and the Quandary of Moral Freedom

Comparing Young Journalists, Scientists, and Actors

Differences across Age Groups

6. Epilogue: Encouraging Good Work

Six Factors: The Route to Good Work

Levers for Good Work: The View from Inside

Messages

Appendix on Methods

Comparisons of Responsibility

Comparisons of Values

Notes

Index

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