Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America / Edition 2

Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America / Edition 2

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by William M. Sullivan, Lee S. Shulman
     
 

Work and Integrity is a timely resource that examines the crisis as well as the promise of professionalism in contemporary society. This vital book argues for the importance of a new civic professionalism that reflects the ideals of democracy and public service in our ever more complex economic environment. A publication of The Carnegie Foundation for the

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Work and Integrity is a timely resource that examines the crisis as well as the promise of professionalism in contemporary society. This vital book argues for the importance of a new civic professionalism that reflects the ideals of democracy and public service in our ever more complex economic environment. A publication of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Work and Integrity explores the most current thinking on the various (and often conflicting) ways in which the concept of professional work is understood. Using examples from the United States and Europe, the author describes how the professions evolved from a limited kind of genteel occupation into one of the most widely emulated and sought-after models of work. The book also explores the rise of complex institutions of industrial and postindustrial society, especially the university and the bureaucratic structures of business, government, health care, and education.

Work and Integrity draws on The Carnegie Foundation's comparative study of professional education in medicine, nursing, law, engineering, and the preparation of the clergy. The book explores the relation between the theory and practice and the technical and moral aspects of professional training and examines the key issues and controversies about professionalism from an historical perspective and from the analysis of contemporary scholarly debates. In conclusion, the book proposes a new model for professionalism which aims at humanizing modern work and improving the equity and quality of contemporary life.

This important book offers a key resource for educators of professionals and makes a powerful argument for renewing the social contract between the professions and the wider public they serve—an argument that will resonate across a broad spectrum of readers, including professionals, academics, and policy makers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787974589
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/18/2004
Series:
Jossey-Bass/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Series, #4
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
787,684
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

About the Author xvii

Introduction: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism 1

1. Professionalism 35

2. The Evolution of the Professions: From Professions of Officeto the Organizational Professions 67

3. A Metropolitan Maturity: The Progressives’ Struggle fora Civic Professionalism 99

4. No Center to Hold: The Era of Expertise 133

5. Reinventing Professionalism 161

6. Renewing Professional Education 195

7. What Is Professional Knowledge? Expertise and the University227

8. Confronting Moral Ambiguity: The Struggle for ProfessionalEthics 257

Conclusion: Experts and Citizens 283

Notes 291

Index 317

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